Daytona Beach Fla June 6 2012 A former Daytona Beach police sergeant and his son were arrested this morning for dealing in prescription pills, a South Daytona police official said.
Former police Sgt. Anthony Annatone, Jr., 49, and his son Aaron Annatone, 24, were arrested along with two others — Angelo Lavezza, 22, and Desirae Shamp, 22.
The four people were arrested after a two-year surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, said South Daytona Police Lt. Ronnie Wright.
Anthony Annatone, who was under surveillance, was arrested on his way to work this morning.
“He was stopped at State Road 40 and Timber Creek Road at 9 a.m. this morning while driving a truck from Turner’s Pest Control,” Wright said.
Mark Slater, Chief Executive Officer for Turner Pest Control, said Anthony Annatone had only been with the company as a part-time field technican for a little more than a week.
A background check and drug test done on Annaotone when he was hired did not raise any red flags, Slater said.
“He was clean,” Slater said. “I just want people to know that Annatone does not necessarily repesent the kind of people that work for us. We have a lot of good people who have worked hard to make our company what it is.”
Aaron Annatone was arrested at an apartment at 1600 Jones Street at 8 a.m. after the FBI Gang Taskforce/Safe Street Taskforce, made up of members of the South Daytona and Daytona Beach police departments and Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, raided it, Wright said.
Lavezza and Shamp were the brokers of the oxycodone dealings, and the transactions took place in South Daytona, Wright said.
Shamp was picked up at an apartment at Sweetgum Lane in Port Orange while Lavezza was arrested at his girlfriend’s Daytona Beach apartment at 1600 Big Tree Rd..
Anthony Annatone, Jr., and his son, Aaron Annatone, were each charged with trafficking in oxycodone and arrested on $50,000 bail. Anthony Annatone has bailed out of jail, Wright said.
Lavezza and Shamp were each charged with principal to trafficking in oxycodone and were both taken into custody on $50,000 bail, Wright said.
Source:daytona news journal