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Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation Nets Almost 30 Arrests, Seizure of Weapons, Drugs, Cash

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A second round of concentrated and coordinated federal, state, and local law enforcement activity has produced 29 arrests of wanted suspects and the seizure of eight weapons, significant quantities of drugs, more than $7,500 in cash, and two stolen vehicles, United States Attorney Lawrence Keefe and Sheriff Walt McNeil announced today. The arrests and seizures were the result of ongoing work by a multi-agency strike force led by United States Marshals and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office under the ALLinLEON initiative.

"When we launched this operation last month, we knew it would not take long for our efforts to bear fruit. These most recent arrests are the result, and we know they will, in turn, lead to even bigger outcomes in the future," said Keefe, who is the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. "The hard work of so many dedicated law enforcement professionals have made the streets of Leon County safer now than they were a month ago."

Agencies participating in the latest round of arrests include the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, Leon County Sheriff’s Office – including the vice, SPIDER, K-9, aviation, and traffic units – Florida Department of Law Enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The strike force launched with a large and visible operation in June, and has continued with lower profile activities leading up to last week’s coordinated operation.

"It’s multi-agency operations like this one that are driving the enforcement portion of ALLinLEON. Working together, with our law enforcement partners, is the only way we can rid our community of those who don’t want to contribute in a positive way," Sheriff McNeil said.

Results of last week’s joint operation include 29 total arrests; 8 firearms seized, including 3 listed as stolen weapons; the seizure of 136.5 grams of cannabis, 28.5 grams of cocaine powder, 38 grams of cocaine rock, 7 grams of meth, 499 grams of synthetic drugs, and $7,551.86 in currency; and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

Among the individuals arrested in the operation are:

- Brandon Wolf, who was wanted by the State Attorney’s Office on multiple counts of aggravated possession of child pornography and fled to Alabama before being arrested by U.S. Marshals;

- Casey Goodson, who was wanted for multiple burglaries, grand theft, stolen property, and narcotics, and is now facing additional charges of aggravated assault on two law enforcement officers, as well as fleeing/eluding and grand theft;

- Nicholas Cofer, who was wanted by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault on an incapacitate person;

- Kewon Bruce and Quinterry Hale, who were arrested when a warrant was served and officers discovered five firearms, cash, and several types of drugs.

The joint federal, state, and local strike force is a concerted effort to crack down on violent crime under the Sheriff’s ALLinLEON umbrella. That initiative has also engaged community volunteers to regularly take at-risk youth to places of worship, activated Neighborhood Crime Watch programs, and conducted other activities to target neighborhoods that are perennial hotspots for violence. The effort also aims to help connect individuals who are reentering the community from incarceration with education, job skills, and substance abuse treatment.

All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Florida

Updated July 30, 2019