His elderly mom canceled doctor visits since he left her without $10 copays, deputies say

His elderly mom canceled doctor visits since he left her without $10 copays, deputies say

(As originally published with additional photos, Tue, March 19th 2024 at 3:25 PM)

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (TND) — A convicted felon is facing new charges involving drugs, weapons, and abuse of an elderly person, and authorities say the victim is his own mother.

A deputy with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in Florida reported going to their home early last Monday, March 11, and the victim saying her son, Jeffrey Charles Packard, “uses money from her bank account to buy drugs.”

The deputy wrote in his latest arrest report, “I could see in plain view many used hypodermic needles, multiple clear plastic baggies with white powdery residue inside, and two broken clear glass pipes with residue inside.

“The victim pointed towards the desk and said all of the items on the test belong to the defendant.”

Then, he wrote, “I conducted a search of this area during which I found multiple clear and pink plastic baggies containing a white powdery residue which later tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine,

“…a clear plastic baggie containing clear crystal-like substance which later tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine,

“…many needles, which appeared to be used, with dark residue inside which later tested presumptive positive for heroin, and

“…a clear plastic baggie containing green leafy substance which later tested presumptive positive for THC.

“While I continued to search, I located 37 12-gauge shotgun shells, one round of 30/30, and one round of 17 HMR ammunition.”

Furthermore, “The victim stated, when asked, she does not use any illicit narcotics and none of the ammunition we located over there belonged to her.

His elderly mom canceled doctor visits since he left her without $10 copays, deputies say
Jeffrey Charles Packard was booked (from left) in 2014, 2015 and 2024, and booking photos were not available for charges of DUI and a probation violation in 2016, and driving with a suspended license in 2022. (Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office)

“The victim also stated the defendant withdraws money from her account on an ongoing basis, deposits it onto Cash App cards which she cannot access, and later purchases narcotics with this money.

“The victim stated she has had to cancel doctors’ appointments because she did not have the $10 for a copay after her son has spent all of her money for the month.

“The victim also stated her cellphone has been restricted by the defendant, so she is unable to call any number other than 911.”

As for her 37-year-old son, the arrest report said he confirmed “the items on the table were his property.

“The defendant also stated he is a convicted felon and knew he could not possess any firearms or ammunition.”

Plus, “The defendant stated post-Miranda he does withdraw her money and deposit it on Cash App cards because she doesn’t like him having her debit card.

“A criminal history query was conducted which revealed one previous felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance out of Sumter County with a disposition date of 04/14/2015.” The National Desk found some other arrests.

This time, Packard was charged with abuse of an elderly person, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a small amount of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and released after three days.

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