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‘Drug Deal Gone Bad’ in Poinciana, Polk County Sheriff Investigating

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a drug-related homicide investigation in Poinciana, near the intersection of Marigold Avenue and Walnut Street, on Monday, November 23, 2020.


The Polk County Sheriff's Office is conducting a drug-related homicide investigation in Poinciana, near the intersection of Marigold Avenue and Walnut Street, on Monday, November 23, 2020.

A shooting was reported at 3:04 pm at the 7-Eleven gas station at 398 Marigold Avenue. When deputies arrived on the scene just four minutes later, they found a male victim deceased inside of a car, with apparent gunshot wounds; the victim of a drug deal gone bad.

The suspects are believed to be two black males, who got out of a dark blue Chevy (possibly a Malibu).

“At this early point in the investigation, it appears this was a meeting for the purpose of making a transaction over marijuana. I am tired of hearing that marijuana is a low-level non-violent crime. We have a man who was murdered today at this scene as proof that there is nothing low-level or non-violent about this.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff.

If anyone has any information that could help in this investigation, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:

* Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)

* From your cell phone, dial **TIPS

* Or visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”

* Or download the free “P3tips” app on your smartphone or tablet.

You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

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