Monday, January 14, 2008

Long Branch Bar - Busted!

Six Arrests In Big Bar Bust - Cocaine And Marijuana

LABELLE, FL. -- Shortly after midnight Friday January 12, Hendry County Deputies executed a search warrant at the Long Branch Bar located in LaBelle and arrested the manager and five others.  Several bags of cocaine packaged for sale, money used to purchase cocaine, and drug paraphernalia were located within the LaBelle area's popular drinking spot. 

Hendry Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Brandi Leigh Keeling, age 24 of LaBelle, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Sale of Cocaine, two charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was also arrested on five warrants for Sale of Cocaine. 

Other arrests made include Gene William Anderson, age 28 of LaBelle, arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Mindy L. Skinner, age 22 of LaBelle, arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Christopher Cooper, age 33 of Fort Myers, arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine. Paula Sue Davis Hall, age 44 of LaBelle, was arrested and charged with Obstruction, and Ralph Green, age 56 of LaBelle was arrested and charged with Obstruction.

Bond was set at $190,000.00 on Brandi Keeling. The Long Branch has been the subject of state investigators and regulators and has been under litigation with the Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco. Paula Sue Davis is registered with the state as the president of Long Branch Bar, Inc and Kim Ballard is Vice President. Paula Sue reportedly told sheriff's deputies she was the "manager" of the bar.


  1. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Its about time the Sheriffs Dept. busted that crack house, Dopes been sold out of there for more than 30 years

  2. Anonymous8:21 AM

    I can't believe it "finally" happened. I have been to the Long Branch and knew I did not belong there when I'd seen what was going on. There was no shame between the dealer and buyer, they were just too cool....My Hat is off to the Sheriff's Dept. Great Job!!

  3. Anonymous9:00 PM

    lets see if daddy can get them out of this one, been happening for years, good job sheriff

  4. Anonymous9:03 PM

    well the police station is right across the road duhhhhhhhh

  5. Anonymous9:06 PM

    some people never learn bet she will now, i would think better of don davis grand daughter, guess you can only fool some of the people some of the time

  6. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Daughter and Grand-daughter ...they will never learn and they finally got what was coming to them...I hope they "ROT" in their own arrogance. Paula Sue's saying was as long it kept money coming in why!! Finally Justice!!!

  7. Anonymous7:38 AM

    it is sad , sometimes you cant help your children and try to teach them right but when they get to the adult age there is not much you can do it breaks your heart ,they have to learn the hard way .

  8. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Teach them right? Expect more of Don Davis' granddaughter? I was a reporter for a short time in LaBelle in the mid 1980s. County Commissioner Don Davis was running drugs and terrorizing people then. With little direct information in hand, I went to the only cop I trusted, who told me he had "a file six-inches thick on Don Davis" and that I better be very careful. I'm so glad to read of this arrest. In this case, it's that the apple didn't fall far from the tree, and while I didn't enjoy my time in LaBelle, I always hoped Don Davis would get what was coming to him. Maybe this is how it's happening.