Reports detail alleged drug buys involving Misty Croslin


Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7:21 p.m.

The purchase of hundreds of prescription narcotic pills by an undercover officer from key figures in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings happened on rural roads, a fast food parking lot, gas stations and other locales, according to documents released Tuesday by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Misty Croslin, 18, was arrested last week on multiple drug charges along with her former husband Ronald Cummings, 26, and three others. Cummings is the father of Haleigh, who disappeared Feb. 10, 2009, from the home Cummings shared with Croslin.

Croslin was home with Haleigh that night and reported her missing.

Reports released Tuesday detail how an undercover officer allegedly bought about 322 pills on six occasions between Dec. 22 and Jan. 18. The pills were oxycodone and hydrocodone narcotics under various trade names.

Several buys occurred in the San Mateo and Satsuma areas southeast of Palatka, but one occurred at an Interstate 95 truck stop in St. Johns County, the reports said.

"Misty is looking at 25 years because of how much it was," Lt. Johnny Greenwood said of the volume of pills.

Typically the undercover officer would contact Croslin about the amount of drugs he would like to buy, the reports show. The office and Croslin sometimes exchanged several phone calls before agreeing to meet at a location, the report said. Then they would sometimes drive to other locations before the final exchange of money for drugs was made.

The largest single transaction involved 155 pills for $800 on the second of six buys, according to the report.

The report alleges that buy happened Jan. 8 at the Flying J truck stop on State Road 206 and I-95 in St. Johns County.

"(Croslin) stated that she was 'freaked out' because this was a lot of money and a lot of pills. (Croslin) stated that she did not want to get in trouble," the report states. The officer drove Croslin to her Satsuma home afterward.

Also arrested were Croslin's brother, Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr., 23; and Hope A. Sykes, 18, both of Satsuma; and Donna Brock, 44, of Orlando.

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.

Brock was with Croslin on the Jan. 8 buy while Cummings was with her on several of the buys, the reports state. Hank Croslin was with her on one and Sykes on two.

Cummings and Croslin were briefly married last year and are now divorced. The reports sometimes refer to Croslin by the last name of Cummings.

Officials have said they hope the arrests could lead to a breakthrough in the disappearance of Haleigh last year at age 5.

Contact Cindy Swirko at 374-5024 or at swirkoc@gvillesun.com

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