Deputies with the county’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking task force say they arranged a deal to purchase up to 4 kilograms of cocaine for $25,000 per kilo with Brandon Byars of Tampa. They say they began to surveil Byars and observed him driving his Ford pickup to the parking lot of a restaurant in Lakeland where he met with local attorney Robert Arthur Carr and his passenger, Logan Sebring.
Investigators say Byars collected Sebring, who brought a backpack with him, and arrived at a meeting with undercover officers whom the pair believed were interested in purchasing the cocaine in question. The officers subsequently identified themselves and arrested the 37-year-old Byars and 24-year-old Sebring. They allege that the duo brought with them over two pounds of cocaine.