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Arcadia Police Department Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Drug Trafficker

Arcadia Police Department , FL –
On 3/9/23, Officer Lagunas conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Hillsborough Ave/Oak St for a traffic infraction. After further investigation, and with the assistance of DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Corporal Baker and K-9 Liberty the driver of the vehicle Jim Danford was arrested. Danford, 61, was charged with Trafficking in Amphetamines (23.1 grams), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams, and Possession of a Firearm while Committing a Felony.
The men and women of the Arcadia Police Department strive to keep the citizens safe at all times. Marshal Jones would like to remind our community to please contact our office for any information you may have involving any crime, and remember you can remain anonymous.