Two arrested on drug charges in separate traffic stops

Two men were arrested Monday in separate traffic stops that led to a large seizure of cocaine, Oxycodone pills and Fentanyl.

  • Deputy Kyle Chandler stopped a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle at approximately 9:55 p.m. in Marathon for failure to maintain a lane. K9 Coral arrived on scene and alerted to narcotics in the vehicle. Twenty Oxycodone pills and 27.9 grams of cocaine were found in the vehicle.

The driver, Karl Eberhard Corcoran, 30, of Big Pine Key, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

  • Sgt. Leon Boucier stopped a Chevrolet work truck in Marathon at approximately 10:25 p.m. for a non-functioning license plate light. The driver, James John Donnelly, also did not have a driver’s license. 5.1 grams of Fentanyl were located in Donnelly’s sock. Donnelly was charged with trafficking a heroin derivative.

Man arrested after dragging woman with pickup truck

A 41-year-old Tavernier man was arrested early Tuesday morning after seriously injuring a woman with a pickup truck.

Scott David Alan Hedger was charged with leaving the scene without rendering aid, driving with a suspended license, failure to report an injured person and failure to register as a convicted felon (for a prior fleeing and eluding conviction).

Deputy Cristian Santos was called to Broadway in Tavernier at approximately 12:10 a.m. and found a 28-year-old female bleeding from her arms, legs and chest. She stated her boyfriend caused her injuries by dragging her with his vehicle. She stated they had an argument. She was able to give a description of the vehicle and describe some of what transpired before she was sedated for her injuries. She was taken to Mariners Hospital and then airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Deputies learned through further investigation that the victim was standing on the step bar of the truck while Hedger was sitting in the driver’s seat during the argument. Hedger put the truck in reverse, causing the victim to fall and get stuck between the step bar and the truck. The victim was dragged as Hedger continued in reverse. He then put the truck in drive and dragged the victim approximately 1,038 feet.

Deputy Jason Farr located and stopped Hedger in the pickup truck on U.S. 1.

Hedger was taken to jail.

Man with saw arrested for assault

A 64-year-old Little Torch Key man was arrested Monday after threatening two people with a hacksaw.

Michael Patrick McVey was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

There were no injuries reported.

The Sheriff’s Office was called to the 27000 block of Astrangia Avenue on Little Torch Key at approximately 11:50 a.m. regarding an assault.

Deputies met a husband and wife who stated they were attempting to do some yard work when McVey approached with a hacksaw in one hand and some wire in his other hand. They stated McVey accused them of turning off his utilities and threatened to kill them both.

Deputies then went to speak to McVey who resisted attempts to detain him.

McVey was taken to jail.

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