Chiefland Police Reports

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 Altercation results in drug charges

An investigation into a verbal altercation has resulted in the arrest of a Chiefland man on drug charges. 

James Oliver Johnson, 57, is charged with misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following his arrest on Feb. 24.

Officer Justin Douglas was dispatched to the 300 block of N.E. 1st Street in reference to a person with a knife. Upon arrival, Douglas was advised of a verbal confrontation between Johnson and another person. The victim stated they had been threatened by Johnson with a black pocket knife. After locating Johnson nearby, Johnson told the officer he had marijuana. Douglas found a rolled cigar and a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance. Both field tested positive for marijuana. Two pocket knives also were discovered on Johnson, but assault charges were not filed.

Speeding leads to drug charge

A car pulled over for speeding on U.S. Highway 19 has resulted in a Chiefland man being arrested for narcotics.

Levy County Sheriff’s deputy Clint Anderson pulled over a car driving 76 mph in a 65 mph zone. The passenger, Brandon K. Richardson, 21, was charged with misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. 

After approaching the car, Anderson smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search found a plastic bag under the passenger’s seat that contained about one gram of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana. Richardson “spontaneously”  stated the marijuana found under his seat was his, according to the report.