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12/11/2008 | Download File (0.10 MB)

Search Warrant Brings Two Cocaine Related Arrests LABELLE, FL. -- On December 9, 2008 Hendry County Sheriff's Office Narcotic Investigators executed a search warrant at 801 Suwanee Avenue in LaBelle. Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Deputies located powder and crack cocaine within the residence. Charles Lamont Covington, age 27, and Tedaryl Ardell McKinnon, age 35, were both arrested and charged with Sale of Cocaine. McKinnon was also charged with Possession of Cocaine. No bond has been set and both remain in the Hendry County jail.

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