Chiefland–a drug ghost town

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By Carolyn Risner

Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas could not say enough good things Monday night about the joint effort between his officers and the sheriff's department when it comes to eliminatng drugs from the city streets.

Douglas told the city commission that federal indictments had been handed down following a major cocaine bust that had a street value of over $1.5 million.

Because the cases involving the seven individuals will go through the federal courts, any guilty verdicts will most likely carry with them prison sentences-including life.

Federal indictments were handed down on Andre Delaney Thompson, 34, of Chiefland; Nacola Monique Brown , 24, of Chiefland; Dearmus Cezhan Lovett, 33, of Cross City; Juan Antrell Washington, 31, of Cross City; Willie Charles Carter Jr., 37, of Cross City; Clarence Darnell Marshall, 30, of Leesburg and Jaquana Adeline McPhee, 28, of Leesburg.

"It's been a ghost town in the drug area," Douglas told the city commissioners..

The chief chuckled when he said a drug informant had recently called to say people were having to go to other counties to get their drugs.

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