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Man arrested on drug charges

AVON PARK - An investigation into a report of a possible drug-related kidnapping led to an arrest of a man on drug charges, according to an arrest report.

Christopher Bradley Owens, 32, 1475 Mystic Road, Avon Park, was arrested July 18 by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office received information that a man had drugs in his bedroom while investigating the supposed kidnapping, the report said.

They found methamphetamine in the suspect's bedroom, the report said.

The report did not give any additional information about the supposed kidnapping.

Man accused of stealing car

AVON PARK - An intoxicated man who could have possibly avoided charges by obeying law enforcement ended up being accused of stealing a vehicle, according to an arrest report.

Orlando Rivera Mathews, 42, 1112 Melody Lane, Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office July 18 and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and disturbing the peace.

The arrest came after deputies told Mathews twice to leave a location because he was causing a disturbance, a report said.

After he didn't leave, deputies determined the vehicle they believe he arrived in was stolen earlier that evening, the report said.

As of press time, Mathews remained in the Highlands County jail with bond being set at $5,000.

Man arrested on drug charges

SEBRING - A Sebring man was charged July 18 with attempting to bring cocaine and methamphetamine into the Highlands County jail, a report said.

Shannima Yuantrell Session, 36, 3407 Gould Ave., Sebring, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, tampering with evidence, two counts of introducing contraband into a jail and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a traffic stop, a report said, a deputy saw that Session had a cellophane wrapper that tested positive for cocaine. A subsequent search of Session at the jail found that he had methamphetamine and cocaine, the report said.

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