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Police Briefs 12/8/22

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 12/7/22

CCSO SWAT, Narcotics Unit seize drugs, firearms during raidORANGE PARK – The Clay Count Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team and Narcotics Unit recovered a trove of illegal drugs while …

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Police Briefs 12/8/22


CCSO SWAT, Narcotics Unit seize drugs, firearms during raid
ORANGE PARK – The Clay Count Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT team and Narcotics Unit recovered a trove of illegal drugs while executing a search warrant on Dec. 1.
Jason William Adams, 45, was charged with possessing cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and eight different types of illegal pills – morphine, clonazepam, diazepam, amphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, valium and alprazolam – when they raided his home on Washington Avenue at 4 a.m.
Deputies also found two 12-gauge shotguns and a 20-gauge shotgun, which led to charges of possessing firearms by a convicted felon.
Adams also was charged with tampering with evidence by removing the power source to the safe where the drugs were found.
According to the arrest report, Adams was a four-time convicted felon.

Orange Park man sentenced to six years for child pornography
JACKSONVILLE – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis sentenced Charles LeLande Boston, 32, of Orange Park to six years in federal prison for receiving child sex abuse images. Boston was also ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release and register as a sex offender. In addition, Boston was ordered to pay $23,000 in restitution to the victims of his offense. He was arrested on Aug. 12, 2021, and ordered detained pending the outcome of this case. He pleaded guilty on July 28, 2022.
According to court documents, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office conducted an online investigation on a file-sharing network for files containing materials depicting the sexual abuse of children. In January, March, and April 2021, a CCSO detective connected with a computer that had files depicting the sexual abuse of children available for sharing over the internet. Homeland Security Investigations and CCSO later executed a search warrant at the residence connected to that computer and Boston was determined to be the owner of the computer. An examination of Boston’s computer revealed a folder of downloaded files from the internet containing approximately 80 files depicting the sexual abuse of children.
“Sexual predators who victimize children have no place in our society or in our communities,” said Homeland Security Investigations Jacksonville Assistant Special Agent in Charge K. Jim Phillips. “Thanks to our outstanding partnership with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, we were able to stop another pedophile from targeting our children.”
This case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Asst. U.S. Attorney Ashley Washington.
It is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Man accused of violating
probation after killing brother

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A man who was on probation for shooting his brother was returned to the Clay County Jail for repeatedly violating the terms of his release, the Florida Department of Corrections said.
Bernard Everette Reese Jr., 29, of Orange Park, was arrested on Nov. 29 after his probation office said he failed to report for a monthly checkup in 2019 and for not getting permission from his probation officer to move. He also was accused of using “intoxicants, drugs or other dangerous substances.”
Reese was convicted of buying a gun from somebody on the street, then accidentally shooting his brother to death in the back while they examined the gun. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of probation for manslaughter and possession of a concealed firearm by a delinquent juvenile.
Reese’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 29. Until then, he will remain in jail without bond.

Man caught with illegal drugs while sleeping in stolen car

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A deputy who responded to a disturbance wound up discovering a man with methamphetamine and pills sleeping in a car reported stolen, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Cameron Lee Yarbrough, 32, of Keystone Heights, was charged on Dec. 4 with grand theft auto, possession of meth, marijuana, buprenorphine and drug paraphernalia after Yarbrough was arrested for the stolen car. During an inventory search, deputies found the drugs inside the center console and floorboard.
Yarbrough’s bond was set at $80,013.