61.7 F
The Villages
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Villagers’ son arrested with fentanyl while driving in Fenney area

Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald

The son of a couple in The Villages was arrested with fentanyl while he was driving in the wee hours near the Village of Fenney.

Todd Fitzgerald, 36, who now lists an address at the PepperTree Apartments in Wildwood, was driving a Subaru SUV at 3:46 a.m. Wednesday when he was spotted by a Wildwood police officer who was aware that Fitzgerald has a suspended license. A traffic stop was initiated at Warm Springs Avenue and County Road 503. A check confirmed that his license had been suspended in July. Fitzgerald, whose parents live in the Village of St. Catherine, had been arrested last month on a charge of driving while license suspended.

During the traffic stop, the Southampton, N.Y. native was found to be in possession of fentanyl. He was arrested on felony charges of driving while license suspended and drug possession. He is already on probation, therefore he was booked without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.

Fitzgerald had been arrested last year at the Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages. He has a long history of arrests, including in 2015 when he was living elsewhere in The Villages and violated his probation.

We need to take the power away from the trolls

A resident of the Allandale Villas believes officials need to take the power away from the trolls when it comes to deed compliance and harmony in neighborhoods. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Please give us back our poker games

An Orange Blossom Gardens resident is hoping that the appropriate officials will reinstate the poker games that have brought residents so much joy.

We shouldn’t all be punished for the actions of one person

A Village of Belvedere resident believes that too many Texas Hold’em players are being punished for the actions of one person. She is pleading with the Recreation Department to let the games continue.

It’s not just the executive courses

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager describes his embarrassment after taking a guest to play at Evans Prairie Championship Golf Course.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s hypocrisy

A Village of St. Charles resident warns of the hypocrisy of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott. Read her Letter to the Editor.