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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

July 18, 2012 For More Information
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Tamarac, Pompano Beach and Hollywood Probation Officers and Hollywood Police Department Remove Weapons, Drugs from Offenders’ Homes

Two loaded AK-47 assault rifles, 310 rounds of 7.62x39 ammunition, three loaded handguns, eight Chinese throwing stars, one Shon Pakistan hatchet, one FX Crossbow, four 9+” knives, one spring-loaded knife (switchblade), and one WASP gas injection system knife with four cans of CO2.

All these items were found in the possession of one offender on community supervision by Correctional Probation Specialist Kelly Rose and Correctional Probation Senior Officer Jamie Russo during a July 12, 2012 unannounced sweep of offenders’ residences.

That same night at another offender’s residence, Correctional Probation Specialist Sarah Harrington and Correctional Probation Specialist Ed Rufus found a 9mm handgun, a 12 gauge shot gun with ammunition, and marijuana.

Correctional Probation Senior Supervisor Deborah Miller and Correctional Probation Senior Officer Evans Dufour found another offender in possession of swords, knives, syringes, oxycodone, and other drug paraphernalia.

The very successful sweep was orchestrated by Correctional Probation Senior Officer Kari Mock, resulting in seven arrests for various violations.

These are some of the weapons found by our probation officers at the homes of offenders on community supervision. Seven offenders were subsequently arrested.

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