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Drugs found when man arrested AVON PARK - A Frostproof man ended up facing more charges after being arrested at a motel on a Polk County warrant charging him with grand theft of a vehicle, according to a report released Friday. Donnie Joe Lee, 32, 10 Murray Lane, Frostproof, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, trafficking methamphetamine, grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest came after deputies received information from Polk County and went to a motel to arrest Lee, the report said.
Inside the room, deputies found a scale, two plastic bags and a glass smoking pipe, the report said, adding that all items tested positive for methamphetamine. Although Lee claimed the drugs belonged to someone else, that person couldn't be located, the report said. The report said that in the past Lee has charged with 34 felonies was convicted of eight. Man arrested on drug charges SEBRING - A Lake Placid man was arrested June 17 after authorities executed a search warrant, although he wasn't the target, according to a report released this week. Milo Edward Williams, 29, 1163 Lake Hill Drive, was arrested by the Sebring Police Department and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. A report said that authorities were looking for another individual when they were executing the search warrant and found the drugs. Woman arrested on theft charge Avon Park - Authorities say a Sebring woman was like any other shopper at Wal-Mart, except that she did not make a stop at a check-out line, a report released Thursday said. Erin Pisklo Bass, 32, 725 Triumph Drive, Sebring, was arrested June 19 by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with third-degree grand theft. Authorities accused her of attempting to leave the Wal-Mart with $395 of merchandise without attempting to pay for it.