BROOKSVILLE, Fla – A Florida child sexual predator was arrested after the man discarded his GPS tracking device and overdosed on drugs.
According to deputies, on July 8, just before 2 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 7-Eleven, located at 765 S. Broad Street in Brooksville, to provide assistance to Probation and Parole.
The Probation and Parole officer, who was already on the scene, was attempting to locate Albert Lee Gardner, 29, as Gardner’s GPS tracking device had been tracking at this location for an unusual amount of time.
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But they could not locate Gardner.
Deputies and the officer checked several locations throughout the City of Brooksville.
Deputies returned to the 7-Eleven, where the GPS device was still tracking, and located it in a garbage can on the property.
Minutes after locating the GPS device, deputies heard a call, regarding an overdose, being dispatched. The overdose was occurring at 635 W. Fort Dade Avenue in Brooksville.
When deputies arrived, they saw the who had overdosed was the man they were looking for, Albert Gardner.
Deputies deployed Narcan to Gardner, reversing the overdose, according to investigators.
Gardner was transported to Bravera Health Brooksville by ambulance, where physicians medically cleared him.
Albert Lee Gardner, 29, was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center.
Gardner was changed as follows:
- VOP / Lewd and Lascivious Battery w/Victim 12-15 Years Old
- Tampering w/Electronic Monitoring Device
He is being held on no bond.
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