Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Saturday, December 22, 2012, a Columbia County man was arrested on multiple narcotics charges. At approximately 12:50 am, Deputy Sheriff Shayne Foote conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle on CR 245. Deputy Foote, while speaking with the driver, observed what he believed to be illegal narcotics plainly visible in the vehicle. Deputy [...]

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Two Arrested at Meth Lab Bust

  On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at 1069 S.W. Faulkner Drive, Ft. White, FL. Detectives with the Multi Jurisdictional Task Force obtained the search warrant after a lengthy narcotics investigation. At approximately 1:00 pm, Deputies found the two suspects actively processing clandestine methamphetamine when the warrant [...]

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Promotions at the Sheriff’s Office

On Friday, December 21, 2012, a promotions ceremony was held at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted three employees of the Sheriff’s Office. Detective Sgt Katina Dicks was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Dicks will transfer from the Detective Division to [...]

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School Resource Deputies Recognized by the Attorney General

Florida’s Attorney General has recognized two Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.  Pam Bondi recognized Deputy Steven  Khachigan and Corporal Don  Meyer for completing 130 hours of training in juvenile issues offered through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute. The two deputies are now entitled to be conferred the designation of Florida School Resource Officer Practitioner. The [...]

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Emergency Rules Issued for Synthetic Drugs

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an emergency rule outlawing 22 new synthetic drugs, commonly called “bath salts,” “K2” or “Spice.” Attorney General Bondi announced the emergency rule designating new synthetic drugs as Schedule I of controlled substances, making it a third-degree felony for an individual to “sell, manufacture, or deliver, [...]

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