Deputies have arrested three known gang members found to be in possession of drugs and several firearms.
On August 21, 2023, deputies in the Plant City area came in contact with wanted subject Jameel Callins, 18, at the 813 Chinese Food restaurant located at 2204 James L. Redman Parkway. Callins was wanted by the Tampa Police Department with a warrant for Absconder; Minor in Possession of a Firearm.
During his arrest, a white BMW he had been riding in took off at a high rate of speed and crashed into several parked cars. Deputies were able to apprehend the vehicle’s driver and one other passenger. Searching the car led to the discovery of 2.6 pounds of marijuana and four firearms. One of the firearms had a machine gun conversion device, rendering the firearm fully automatic. None of the firearms were reported stolen. The other two individuals in the vehicle were the driver Rodriontae Burney, 24, and the passenger Avalon Holley, 17.
“These gang members who think they can make their money dealing drugs and terrorizing our communities will soon find out that crime doesn’t pay,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “I commend the work of our deputies who were able to identify a wanted man and take him and his dangerous accomplices off our streets.”
All three men are facing several felony charges. The case is still an open investigation. Any further updates will come from the Public Affairs Office.