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TPD: 8 arrested during undercover drug operations in Tallahassee

Posted at 7:21 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 07:25:56-04

TALLAAHSSEE, Fla. — Police say eight people were arrested during undercover drug operations in multiple Tallahassee communities.

The Tallahassee Police Department conducted undercover drug operations on Oct. 1, at the intersections of Old Bainbridge Road and West Fourth Avenue and Capital Circle Southeast and Apalachee Parkway.

TPD says the goal of both operations was to detect and interrupt drug-related crimes in the area and help improve the quality of life for residents and business owners.

Through collaborative efforts among TPD’s Special Investigations Section, Violent Crimes Response Team and Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Squad, both operations led to the arrests of several people for drug-related charges and outstanding warrants.

In additional to several drug crime arrests, officers also located a stolen vehicle during the operation at Capital Circle Southeast and Apalachee Parkway.

Police say the vehicle had been reported stolen in Wakulla County. The driver was arrested on multiple charges.

TPD says they are committed to taking a proactive approach toward fighting drug-related crimes, which impacts citizens’ quality of life and safety.

If you see this type of activity, report it by calling TPD at 850-891-4200. To remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

Below are the suspects that were arrested and their charges

  • Syluous Thomas, 41, for possession of methamphetamine and outstanding warrants
  • Rodney Christian, 29, for outstanding warrants
  • Kimberly Carter, 37, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Marsha Singleton, 49, for an outstanding warrant from Jackson County, Fla.,
  • Curtis Searcy, 33, for possession of synthetic cannabis
  • Robert McNaughton, 36, for possession of synthetic cannabis
  • James Glover, 39, for possession of cocaine
  • Wardell Brown, 59, for possession of cocaine with intent to sale within 1,000 feet of a childcare facility and tampering with/destroying evidence