On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Deputy David Burgess stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of SE 145th Street because the registered owner had an active felony warrant. He made contact with the driver, Jesse Thompson (W/M, DOB: 06/28/1983), who had a warrant for Dealing in Stolen Property, Providing False Information to a Pawnbroker, and Grand Theft. Thompson was secured and contact was made with the two passengers of the vehicle, Jessica Fulford (W/F, DOB: 04/10/1983) and Thomas Key (W/M, DOB: 02/22/1973). Fulford was also detained because she had an active Failure to Appear warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Florida Woman And Two Men Arrested For Drug Trafficking After Traffic Stop

A Florida trio was arrested after a traffic stop for known Warrants, led investigators to a multitude of drugs in the vehicle and drug trafficking arrests.

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Marion County Sheriff Deputy David Burgess, stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of SE 145th Street because the registered owner had an active felony warrant.

The deputy made contact with the driver, Jesse Thompson, 38, who had a warrant for Dealing in Stolen Property, Providing False Information to a Pawnbroker, and Grand Theft.

Thompson was secured by the deputy and contact was made with the two passengers of the vehicle, Jessica Fulford, 38, and Thomas Key, 49.

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Deputy David Burgess stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of SE 145th Street because the registered owner had an active felony warrant. He made contact with the driver, Jesse Thompson (W/M, DOB: 06/28/1983), who had a warrant for Dealing in Stolen Property, Providing False Information to a Pawnbroker, and Grand Theft. Thompson was secured and contact was made with the two passengers of the vehicle, Jessica Fulford (W/F, DOB: 04/10/1983) and Thomas Key (W/M, DOB: 02/22/1973). Fulford was also detained because she had an active Failure to Appear warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Left – Thomas Key, 49, Top- Jesse Thompson, 38, Bottom – Jessica Fulford, 38

Fulford was also detained because she had an active Failure to Appear warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Once everyone was removed from the vehicle, prior to the vehicle being towed, deputies performed an inventory search of the vehicle. The inventory search revealed two bags containing methamphetamine, fentanyl, and marijuana.

Deputy Burgess also located a plastic bag with fentanyl lodged between the passenger seat and center console.

In total, he located 31 grams of Methamphetamine, 10 grams of fentanyl, 13 grams of marijuana, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

Upon further questioning, Thompson, Fulford, and Key refused to answer any questions about the incident.

Due to the location of the drugs and paraphernalia, Fulford and Key were both charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Thompson, Fulford, and Key were then transported to the Marion County Jail, where they remain.

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