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Police Briefs 3/30/23

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 3/30/23

Three arrested during Green Cove Springs drug raidGREEN COVE SPRINGS – Two men and a woman were arrested after the Green Cove Springs Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and Clay County …

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Police Briefs 3/30/23


Three arrested during Green Cove Springs drug raid

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Two men and a woman were arrested after the Green Cove Springs Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and Clay County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug raid on March 23 on North Street.
Christen Modlin, 35, Miquel Dion Smith and Norris Smith, 48, all from Green Cove Springs, were taken to the Clay County Jail after law enforcement officers found severak drugs inside the house.
Modlin and Miquel Smith were found with cocaine and drug paraphernalia, while Norris Smith was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, Xanax and paraphernalia, according to the arrest report. According to GCSPD, the arrest was the second time in 10 months Norris Smith was arrested during a drug raid.
Miquel Smith and Norris Smith also were charged with selling a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a specified area. His bond was set at $115,008, while Norris Smith’s was $60,513 and Modlin’s was $20,005.

Microsoft tip leads to arrest of man with child porn
OAKLEAF – A cyber tip from Microsoft Online Operations led to an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations and the arrest of a 25-year-old man for possessing more than 100 photos of children having sex.
Travon Rashaud Gilbert, of Oakleaf, was charged with 10 counts of possessing, controlling and viewing at least 10 depictions of child sexual conduct after he was arrested on March 24.
According to the affidavit for an arrest warrant, CCSO issued a summons to Comcast on Aug. 8 to find who was the subscriber of the account reported by Microsoft. A search warrant of his apartment was conducted on Oct. 13, and investigators found files of photographs of as many as four children conducting in sexual activity on his computer and cellphone.
Gilbert’s bond was set at $500,030. His next court appearance will be on April 17.

Jacksonville man caught after car robbed in parking lot

ORANGE PARK – Quick-responding Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Navy Federal bank officials led to the quick arrest of a man suspected of breaking into a car in the BJ’s parking lot.
Jason Brantley Provencher, 31, of Jacksonville, was charged with burglary, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of a controlled substance after a man called his bank to report his ATM card was stolen minutes earlier. While he was talking to Navy Federal, they told him somebody had attempted to use the card three times at the ATM machine at a nearby grocery store. CCSO responded to the store and found Provencher.
Provencher had a laptop, two key fobs, gloves, Apple pen, AirPods, wallet and an auxiliary cable in a backpack similar to what was taken from the car. The victim was able to open the laptop by using his password.
Provencher’s bond was set at $90,012.