HomeCrimeGPD dismantles Drug Trafficking Organization known as the “Billy Blood”
GPD dismantles Drug Trafficking Organization known as the “Billy Blood”
September 1, 2023
Press release from Gainesville Police Department
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gainesville Police Department Drug Taskforce / 8th Judicial Circuit Violent Crime and Narcotics Taskforce completed a 5-month investigation by dismantling a local Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), known in part as the “Billy Blood.” This local drug trafficking organization was responsible for distributing fentanyl, cocaine, substituted cathinone “molly,” cannabis, and prescription medications. Several of the subjects have been involved in recent violent acts within Alachua County.
Law enforcement executed eight residential search warrants: five within the City of Gainesville, two within Alachua County, and a residence in Lake County, Florida. As a result, law enforcement seized 8.1 grams of fentanyl (enough to kill over two thousand individuals), one kilogram of substituted cathinone, 17.2 pounds of cannabis, ½ kilogram of cocaine, and various prescription medication with an approximate street value of $54,000. Additionally, over $40,000 in U.S. Currency was seized, in addition to 12 firearms, two of which were reported stolen.
Arrest warrants have been issued for several members of this organization, and law enforcement expects additional members to be charged soon. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division, Investigator D. Cruz, at 352-258-5913 or Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP.
Deante Alston, 30
Brandon Anderson, 33
Alphonso Brown, 47
Keegan Campbell, 33
Leneiall Sapp, 30,
Abraham Thompson, 32 (in custody)
Antalisha Williams, 30
The Gainesville Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance: Alachua County Sherriff’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau / Narcotics Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration, University of Florida Police Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Columbia County Sherriff’s Office.
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