Arrest made in Buchholz bomb threats

Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

On September 13, 2021, deputies arrested Buchholz High School student Preston Powers, 17, of Gainesville, charging him with possession of cocaine, making false bomb threats, and using a two-way communication device to commit a felony. Evidence obtained as a result of a search warrant at the suspect’s home led to the development of probable cause in the case. Further investigation is ongoing, which may result in additional charges.