September 30, 2023
Melinda Susan Philbrook

A Villager’s daughter has been introduced again from jail to face native drug costs.

Melinda Susan Philbrook, 48, a former resident of the Village of St. Charles was transported from the Florida Division of Corrections to the Sumter County Jail. She is scheduled to look in Sumter County Courtroom on Wednesday for a plea listening to.

Philbrook is at the moment serving a jail time period in reference to an Indian River County case during which she was convicted of arson. She had conspired to burn a pickup in a scheme to gather an insurance coverage payout. Two of her co-conspirators dumped gasoline on the truck, however certainly one of them suffered extreme burns once they lit a match. He was handled at an Orlando hospital for burns to his head, arms, and legs.

She was dwelling together with her mom final 12 months in The Villages when she was taken into custody on a probation violation. When she was taken into custody and previous to reserving on the Sumter County Detention Heart, she was requested if she had any contraband. She mentioned she didn’t possess any contraband.

Nonetheless, when a probation officer searched Philbrook’s purse, which was situated in a ready room together with her boyfriend, a number of medicine have been discovered together with gabapentin, latuna, mirtazapine, paroxetine hydrochloride, quetiapine fumarate and buspirone hyrdochloride. The drug diazepam, a Schedule IV managed substance was additionally present in her purse. Not one of the tablets have been in prescription bottles.

She was booked with out bond.

She is scheduled to be launched from jail in 2025 within the Indian River arson case.