From the Apopka Police Department
The Apopka Police Department, responding to notification of a stolen vehicle, found a large amount of marijuana, guns, cash, and paraphernalia as well as the automobile in question at a house on Shirley Drive in Apopka on Thursday.
Among those arrested by the APD were Desmon Alexander Wilkerson, 32, Donnell Toler, 44, and Cathy Lorene Toler, 53. All three suspects were charged with Trafficking Marijuana.
On April 5th, the APD was notified by OnStar that a stolen 2018 Chevrolet Silverado was tracked to a residence on Shirley Drive in Apopka. The vehicle had been reported stolen by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on December 11th, 2017.
When Apopka Police units arrived, they did not find the vehicle in the driveway, but when they requested OnStar remotely activate the vehicle’s alarm, the officers immediately heard a car alarm go off inside of the closed garage.
When officers made contact with the residents of the home, they could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The house was held for a search warrant. When Apopka officers searched the residence pursuant to the warrant, they found the stolen Chevrolet Silverado. In addition to being stolen, the vehicle identification number had been altered. Officers also found approximately 48 pounds of cultivated and packaged marijuana, $28,237 in cash, two handguns, and miscellaneous paraphernalia used to package and consume marijuana.
An investigation is on-going related the trafficking and distribution of the marijuana. All suspects were transported to the Orange County Jail for processing.
The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to www.crimeline.org, or e-mail APDTIPS@Apopka.net. Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (www.apopkapolice.com), and then click on “Crimeline”.