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SPECIAL TEAMS OPERATION "BAD CANDY" TARGETS DRUG-RELATED WARRANTS

On Friday the sheriff’s office street crimes, K-9 and Drug/Vice units conducted a patrol and warrant operation dubbed “Bad Candy” aimed at prolific offenders in our area. While searching for individuals with warrants, several suspects had additional charges filed for new criminal violations.

“Unfortunately we have seen that those who commit these drug-related crimes continue to do so without concern for their families or friends,” Sheriff H.D. ‘Gator’ DeLoach said. “Drug-related crimes do ultimately hurt people. To feed bad habits, drug users will steal to fund their next hit. Additionally, those who deal in drugs continue to pollute our community with poison. Make no mistake we will continue to arrest and charge those who abuse or sell drug in Putnam County.”

Arrested and charged were:

Colton Brown, 32, of Satsuma, warrants for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and released on $27,500 bond.

Von Mitchell, 35, of Hollister, possession of a schedule IV substance, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and a warrant for sale of amphetamines. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $50,000 bond.

Courtney Ridenhour, 30, of Palatka, possession of controlled substance and two warrants for possession of a controlled substance. She was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $8,000 bond.

Elvin Rollins, 40, of Melrose, arrested on July warrants for selling cocaine, selling methamphetamine and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $105,000 bond.

Katrina Sermons, 39, of Palatka, two warrants for sale of cocaine and two warrants for unlawful use of a two-way communication device. She was taken to the Putnam County Jail and released on $55,000 bond.


Donald Smith III, 29, of Palatka, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant for possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail where he remains on $10,500 bond.

Jonathan Stevens, 32, of Palatka, warrant for possession of a scheduled II controlled substance. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held without bond for violation of unrelated charges.

Jason Tibbs, 46, of Palatka, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule III substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail where he remains on $5,500 bond.

Christopher Walters, 19, of Interlachen, warrant for sale of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $5,000 bond.

Detectives continue to look for Quindarrius Lampley, Evan “Seven” Brown, Dominique “DaDa” Seymour, Shannon Bryant, Brandy Terrill and Michele Blackwelder on drug-related felony warrants. Anyone with information on these individuals is asked to contact CrimeStoppers of NE Florida at 1-888-277-8477 or download the P3 app. Tips are anonymous and are eligible for a reward if leading to an arrest.

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