Zephyrhills Free Press

Drugs, money and child neglect

ZPD scores second massive drug bust in as many weeks

Zephyrhills Police have made a second major drug arrest in two weeks, this time taking more than 500 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of over $50,000 off the street, along with cocaine and marijuana. Last week, ZPD reported an arrest involving more than 350 grams of meth.

The recent arrest, as a result of an April 1 traffic stop, saw Zephyrhills Police charge Adam Fleming, 35 and Tracy Fleming, 36 of 7439 Fort King Rd. with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana.

The couple was also charged with aggravated child neglect after the drugs were in the car were found in a back pack at the feet of one of the couple’s children.

Police conducted a traffic stop of Adam Fleming, the driver of the 2006 BMW for a child restraint violation. When police approached the car on the passenger side where Tracy Fleming was seated, they smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Adam Fleming provided a medical marijuana card, but was removed from the vehicle for a probable cause search to determine if the marijuana was being transported appropriately due to the strong odor of the burnt marijuana. Several burnt marijuana cigarettes were in the ash tray confirming improper transport and possession.

The marijuana was the tip of the iceberg as police found the black back pack with the 509.79 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sales. In addition to the methamphetamine, police seized more than 15 grams of cocaine, 2.42 grams of marijuana, two digital scales, packing materials and more than $4,500 in cash.

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