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Deputies Arrest Couple For Providing The Synthetic Drug “K2” To Two Young Boys In Their Care

Release Number:  11-251

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Central District Station

Douglas Staker (Arrested)
DOB: 04/27/1974
Address: 3801 58th Avenue North, Lot 17, unincorporated St. Petersburg FL.

Stephanie Nelson (Arrested)
DOB: 01/17/87
Address: 3801 58th Avenue North, Lot 17, unincorporated St. Petersburg FL.

The victims are a 10-year-old and a 9-year-old boy.  Per Florida State Statute 119, no further information about the victims can be released.

What:  Deputies arrested a couple after they allowed two young boys in their care smoke the synthetic drug “K2” in their presence.  The boys are only 9 and 10-years-old.

Where:  3801 58th Avenue North, Lot 17, unincorporated St. Petersburg FL.

When:  Monday, October 24, 2011 at 1:20 p.m.


On Monday, October 24, 2011 at 1:20 p.m. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Operations Bureau, Central District Station deputies responded to a report alleging Douglas Staker allows two boys in his care to smoke K2 (Synthetic Marijuana).

According to deputies during the investigation the boys, 9 and 10-years-old, told them that Douglas Staker and Stephanie Nelson allowed them to smoke K2 in their presence approximately 20 times in the past month.  

Deputies say Nelson, 24, admitted she and Stacker, 37, allowed the boys to smoke the drug. She said that she understands it is illegal for children to smoke K2 and does not know why she allows them to.  Douglas denied the allegations although he admitted he does use the drug himself.

Both were arrested for 2 counts of Felony Child Abuse.  Follow the link to the booking photo and information of Douglas Stacker and Stephanie Nelson:

The investigation continues.

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