First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL | Lake City, FL | Lulu, FL

Undercover Putnam County drug operation nets 9 arrests

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 12/14/2013 6:12 pm
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Putnam County Deputies say they have identified 16 suspected drug dealers, as part of a multi-agency investigation.

According to a media release, at least nine of the suspects have been arrested-the majority during an operation at the Budget Inn in Palatka on Thursday.

Detectives say they targeted the area around the motel because it had become a hotbed for drug dealers.

One of the suspects arrested at the motel was identified as Kelly Hardyman.

Investigators tell Action News that Hardyman was the manager at the motel and sold narcotics to undercover detectives.

Around half a dozen suspects remain at large in Putnam County.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the remaining suspects is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).You may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

briananowlin - 12/15/2013 12:03 PM
0 Votes
my best friend's sister-in-law makes $88/hour on the laptop. She has been without work for 9 months but last month her pay was $21961 just working on the laptop for a few hours. you can look here...
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.