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Leesburg teen runs from police and gets busted with oxycodone

Kevin Harrison
Kevin Harrison

A Leesburg teen who stopped for police while his companion kept running was busted with oxycodone.

Leesburg police officers were patrolling the 1100 block of Ferguson Avenue early Tuesday morning and were on the lookout for a 17-year-old male who had several outstanding arrest warrants. Two males wearing dark clothes and hoodies which covered their heads started running when they saw the police on the patrol in the area, known for narcotics and high crime. The police noted in their report that the two young men were similar in height and weight to the suspect they were seeking.

When the officers shouted at the youths, one kept running and the other obeyed the officers’ commands to stop.

An officer handcuffed the teen, who identified himself as 18-year-old Kevin J. Harrison. He had a baggie in his front pocket which contained 10 oxycodone pills. Harrison did not have a prescription for the medication.

Harrison was placed under arrest and was charged with possession of a controlled substance. After processing at the Leesburg Police Station he was taken to the Lake County Jail and released after posting $2,000 bond.

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