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[Original Publish Date: 11/19/20]
EUSTIS, Florida — A search warrant just before daylight Wednesday on West Badger Avenue resulted in criminal charges against seven people, according to several arrest affidavits.
Numerous drugs and a stolen gun were found by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit and LCSO SWAT when they served the search warrant at 209 West Badger Avenue early Wednesday morning.
Upon searching the home, LCSO found prescription drugs, including Oxycodone and Methadone, marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, a variety of drug paraphernalia and three guns, one a stolen 9mm firearm, according to the affidavits.
Cameron John Gardner, 20, was charged with possession a marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Lake County Jail, where he was released on $2,000 bond.
Edward James Webber, 59, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a violation of probation. He is being held in LCJ on no bond.
Jeremiah Tavarius Webber, 19, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and grand theft of a firearm. His bond was revoked on a lewd and lascivious battery on a child under 16 charge from earlier this year. He is also being held in LCJ on no bond.
Joshua Lamar Paul, 33, was charged with possession of synthetic narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a schedule III narcotic with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of drug equipment, three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of an altered firearm. His bond was revoked on five previous gun and drug charges. He is being held in LCJ on no bond.
A juvenile female is facing numerous charges, but Lake Legal News is not naming her due to her age.
William Turner, age unknown, is facing charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug without a prescription. His arrest information was unavailable at press time.
A woman who did not live in the home was also arrested; Yessenia Almaraz, 20, “began to get loud towards officers,” causing the other suspects to get loud as well. She was separated from the others and pulled away from officers in “an attempt to evade custody.” She was charged with resisting an officer without violence and taken to LCJ, where she was released on $1,000 bond.
The house — decorated with a metal plaque displaying two pistols and words that read, “We Don’t Dial 911” — has now been condemned, Eustis Police Public Information Officer J. Allred told LLN; on Thursday afternoon, a bright red notice could be seen to the right of the front door. No one can stay in the home, but the residents can go in and get their belongings, Allred said.
The house has been the sight of numerous calls in the past Allred said. “We’ve had several calls to that address regarding drug activity and possible stolen property,” he said.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]