Two Arrested for Trafficking in Narcotics

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, two Kentucky residents were arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., Sgt Timmy Morgan of CCSO conducted a traffic stop on a Mitsubishi rental car on northbound Interstate 75 (mile marker 438). Numerous prescription medications were discovered after the driver of the vehicle consented to a search by Sgt Morgan and Deputy Jay Swisher. Some of the prescription pills were found concealed inside interior parts of the vehicle.

Sgt Morgan learned through his investigation that the occupants of the vehicle had driven from Kentucky to visit various pain clinics in South Florida to obtain prescription medications. The medications were to be transported back to Kentucky to be sold illegally.

Deputies seized 198 Hydrocodone pills, 60 Xanax pills and 5 Methadone pills. Additionally, $2600.00 in U.S. currency was seized. William Alcorn and Norma Lamb were arrested without incident and transported to the Columbia County Detention Facility. Both are being held on $10,000.00 bond.

The U.S. Interstate system is often used as a conduit to transport illegal narcotics. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office maintains a vigilant presence on our area roads to help stem the flow of illegal narcotics into and out of the State of Florida.

Arrested

William M. Alcorn, 3/11/1971
932 Charles Avenue, Lexington, KY
Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Bond:$10,000.00

Norma J. Lamb, 8/14/1976
2562 Cordell Road, Lexington, KY
Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Bond:$10,000.00