Florida Sheriff’s Office Arrests 12 Family Members Who Are Allegedly Connected To A Local Drug Trafficking Operation

Rogers Family
Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office

Last week, Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 12 family members across three generations in the Winter Haven area. Fox News reports the suspects have supposed involvement in a local family-run drug trafficking operation.

The joint investigation with Highlands County Sheriff’s Office looked into the infamous Rogers family because of their long connection to narcotics sales. This investigation ended with the multi-generational arrest of nine adults and three juveniles from the Rogers clan. In the raid, police seized 1,366 grams of methamphetamine, 980 grams of cocaine, 900 grams of MDMA (ecstasy), 224 grams of fentanyl, 158 grams of marijuana, 9 grams of Oxycodone, 202 prescription pills, and a firearm.

According to PCSO, the recovered drugs’ street value is around $139,000. Additionally, they recovered enough fentanyl to kill about 96,000 people.

Last Thursday, the sheriff’s office simultaneously carried out search warrants for the family’s three locations in Inwood. Investigators uncovered drugs at each spot.

At the first location, deputies arrested Odia Rogers (69), his girlfriend, Theresa Prince (59), and his daughter, Tameka Rogers (31). All suspects face drug-related charges.

Odia’s son, Rafel Rogers (39), was arrested at the second location. He faces drug and gun-related charges.

Lastly, officials arrested Odia’s grandson, Jordan Rogers (21), two unnamed 16-year-old females, and an unnamed 15-year-old male. They also face drug-related charges. However, one of the 16-year-olds faces an additional drug trafficking charge.

Investigators connected the last three suspects – Gerard Hall (32), Alpavin Tucker (36), and Dominique Rogers (28) – to the operation earlier this year. These individuals are already behind bars just like Kenneth “Pop” Rogers, who is head of the family-run operation.

“Members of the Rogers family are very well known to law enforcement and have been arrested many times over the years. They have been a cancer in the Inwood community for a long time, exposing families there to unwanted drug activity, gangs, violence, and more. We want these families to know that we’re doing everything in our power to put a stop to it,”

said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

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