Fugitive arrested In North Carolina

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By The Staff

Federal fugitive, John Roger Sager on the run from a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy to manufacture, posses and distribute the product from more than 1,000 marijuana plants was arrested at a campground in Canton, N.C., on Friday, July 17 by the Levy County Sheriff's Office working with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.   The search for Sager began on April 22, 2008, after an investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Levy County Sheriff's Office seized a total of more than 1,000 marijuana plants from the searches of three separate properties in the Williston area.   Investigators searched in the U.S. and outside the United States before focusing on Canton, N.C., between Asheville and Waynesville, where Sager was found living in a travel trailer.    Deputy marshals and Levy County Sheriff's Deputies Rick Rogers and Rob Bowers, specially deputized by the Marshals Service, participated in the arrest. Sager is expected to  be brought back to Gainesville in the next week.

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