At approximately 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, members of the Bartow Police Department Community Services Team, Detective Bureau and Charlie Squad executed a search warrant at 1980 De Las Flores Avenue in reference to narcotic sales. The warrant was obtained following a two month investigation by the Community Services Team.
During the search warrant execution, 23.6 grams of methamphetamine, a plethora of narcotic paraphernalia (baggies, spoons, straws, scales etc.) and $1,366 in cash were located and seized. The resident, identified as Jacqueline Anne Becker, 44, was later arrested and charged with:
• Trafficking in methamphetamine — First degree felony
• Possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell — Second degree felony
• Maintaining a dwelling for drug use — Misdemeanor first degree
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — Misdemeanor first degree
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office website, Becker was arrested May 1, 2009, in Haines City, for possession of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphenalia.