The fix is in? –
Dec. 16, 2020 – “We have the opportunity today to provide some well needed funds to organizations that really need it within this community,” said Daniel Warren, director of OCIB and who also is a special agent supervisor with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center.
OCIB is a multi-agency task force, which investigates vice, narcotics and organized crime. In partnership with the State Attorney’s Office, the bureau consists of agents from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department and the St. Cloud Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Highway Patrol. Through its investigative and enforcement efforts, OCIB is able to seize funds in certain cases. The OCIB Charitable Contribution Committee was developed in an effort to distribute the seized funds taken from mostly drug dealers, in a way that can best serve the community, to include providing funds to drug treatment facilities in order to help residents recover from drug addiction.
“It’s such a collaborative effort in an effort to get rid of and remove the criminal element that plagues sometimes our communities,” said St. Cloud Police Chief Pete Gauntlett.