This in from TJ Hart – Jan Barrett

Thursday, FDLE and Putnam County Sheriff’s officials said the investigation that led to Wednesday’s arrests of Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin, Tommy Croslin, Hope Sykes and Donna Brock stemmed from a tip from a source with knowledge of the alleged dealing of oxycodone and hydrocodone.

“We had a source come forward, and our investigator was very good at infiltrating. We were working on it about a month,” Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Johnny Greenwood said. Misty Croslin, Hank Croslin Jr. and Brock are incarcerated in the St. Johns County Jail. Cummings was moved to the Flagler County Jail. Sykes is in the Putnam County Jail.

All but Sykes were moved to jails outside of Putnam County for security reasons, according to Greenwood. Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin were placed in separate jails to avoid the possibility of communication between them.

Misty Croslin is being held in lieu of $950,000 bail; Cummings, $500,000; Brock, $250,000; Sykes, $150,000; and Hank Croslin Jr., $100,000.

Misty Croslin is facing six counts of trafficking in prescription medications. Three counts of the same charge are pending against Cummings and one against Hank Croslin Jr., Sykes and Brock, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agent Dominick Pape said that potential maximum sentences if convicted are: Misty Croslin, 74 years; Cummings, 43 years; Brock, 25 years; Sykes, 15 years; and Hank Croslin, three years.

Pape said a multi-county task force is stepping up its investigations of prescription drug sales.

Ronald Cummings is the father of 6-year-old HaLeigh Cummings who was taken from their home February 9, 2009 while he was at work. Misty Croslin was the babysitter for HaLeigh that night and was the last person to see her.

Since that night, Croslin’s accounts of the events of the evening have been described by police as inconsistent and in conflict with some of the physical evidence at the scene.

Greenwood said investigators will continue to pursue Haleigh’s disappearance and will use the arrests as an opportunity to try to get more information.

“These are two investigations that are parallel,” he said. “I hope something comes of it and we can gather enough information to bring it to a conclusion.”

Putnam County Sheriff’s officials in September received a letter that News Talk 97.3 The Sky published saying Haleigh died from an oxycodone overdose at a party. They referred to the letter at the time as a “farce.” Please read the letter again.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NAME – Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings

Crime: Missing Endangered Child

City: Satsuma

Date: 02-09-2009

Time: 03:30:00

Status: Active

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Haleigh is described as a 6 year old white female. She is approximately 3’0, 39 lbs, blonde hair & brown eyes. Unknown clothing description.

Haleigh was last seen at her residence in the Hermit’s Cove area of Putnam County on February 9, 2009 between the hours of 8-10pm.

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued. An additional $30,000 in rewards have been posted.

If you have any information and wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) or you can Text your tip by Texting “TIP231 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

TJ Hart

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