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New Drug Arrest in Palatka

10:26 AM, Jan 27, 2010   |    comments
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PALATKA, Fla. -- One week after five people were arrested on separate drug charges, the sheriff's office has announced yet another drug arrest in the county.

Robert Stevens, 31, faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance 14 to 28 grams and issuing fraudulent prescriptions.

The drug/vice unit of the sheriff's office had been investigating Stevens for fraudulent prescriptions.

When police learned he would be picking up Oxycodone from Palatka Drugs Tuesday afternoon, detectives waited for him. As he left the drug store with the pills, Stevens was arrested.

He had 120 Oxycodone pills with him, and detectives said his vehicle had many fraudulently printed prescriptions in it.

The arrest comes one week after five people, three of whom have been in the news for nearly a year, were arrested in Putnam County.

Late last Wednesday, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office arrested Ronald Cummings, his ex-wife Misty and three others. Cummings is the father of Haleigh Cummings, who disappeared from her home in Satsuma last February and hasn't been seen since.

Tuesday's arrest was part of a different investigation.

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