On Saturday, October 30, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a Lake City man was arrested at the Columbia County Fair for drug possession and resisting arrest.
Columbia County Sheriffs Deputies were alerted by a vendor at the Fair that a man attempted to sell him crack cocaine. The alert vendor provided Deputies with a description of the suspect. The suspect was found walking on the midway and was approached by Deputies. The Deputies explained to the suspect that they needed to speak with him about the allegations of possessing cocaine. The suspect produced a pill bottle from his pants pocket when asked if he had anything illegal on his person. The suspect refused to hand the bottle over to the Deputies after repeated commands to do so. The suspect grabbed the wrist of Detective Todd Lussier and refused to release his grasp. Additional Deputies assisted in placing the suspect on the ground so he may be secured. The suspect began to wrestle with the Deputies and a Taser was deployed by Deputy Steven Khachigan. The Taser deployment succeeded in stopping the suspect from resisting any further and he was handcuffed.
Deputies were able to recover crack cocaine from the pill bottle that the suspect had in his possession. Deputies also discovered that the suspect was in possession of 19 Oxycodone pills that were not prescribed to him. Columbia County Fire/Rescue paramedics examined the suspect at the scene and no injuries were reported.
The vendor that contacted law enforcement is commended for his actions. Instead of ignoring the actions of the suspect, he promptly notified Deputies. An unsafe situation was quickly remedied at an otherwise safe family event.
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Darrick Savone Lindsey, 11/23/1988
1378 S.E. Alfred Markham St., Lake City, FL.
Charges: Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer with Violence.