Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dozens Arrested Before Boarding Holy Ship! 2018 Cruise

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UPDATE: 21 More Arrests Before Second Holy Ship! 2018 Cruise

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida - Over two dozen people who had intended to board the Norwegian Epic cruise ship to take part in the annual electronic dance music (EDM) festival known as Holy Ship! were arrested on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

The popular EDM festival attracts about 4,000 ravers from across the U.S. who spend anywhere from $900 to $1,800 each to book either the 4-day or 3-day cruise that departs from Port Canaveral, Florida to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

The 4-day cruise is scheduled to return to Port Canaveral on January 10, 2018 and the 3-day cruise is scheduled to disembark later that same day.

The most notable of those arrested was a popular EDM disc jockey who was scheduled to perform during both of the Holy Ship! 2018 cruises, 33-year-old Gina Marie Van Scheppingen of Orangeburg, New York, who goes by the stage name of DJ Gina Turner.

DJ Gina Turner
DJ Gina Turner was charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She was booked into the Brevard County Jail with a bond set at $15,000.

The most serious charges among the Port Canaveral arrests were for trafficking narcotics.

Bodo Hambuechen
Bodo Hambuechen of Winter Park, Florida was charged with trafficking MDMA over 10 grams, a popular rave drug that goes by the street name "ecstasy."

Lyn Nguyen
Lyn Nguyen of Denver, Colorado was also charged with trafficking cocaine over 28 grams and MDMA (Ecstasy) over 10 grams. Both Hambuechen and Nguyen are being held in the Brevard County Jail without bond.

While many of those arrested were in their late teens or early twenties, there were two middle-aged professionals arrested on Saturday.

Sung Je Lee
Sung Je Lee, a 35-year-old lawyer from Austin, Texas, was charged with felony cocaine and marijuana possession, felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Karl Robert Dettmann
Karl Robert Dettmann, a 34-year-old financial planner from Madison, Wisconsin, was charged with two felony counts of a possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

Both of the middle-aged professionals were released on bond.

Video credit: John Ross

The other Holy Ship! 2018 arrests are:

Delanyo Kofi Amegadzie
Black of African American/Male DOB:02/16/1990
Address: PHOENIXVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription
Marijuana - Possession <20 Gr

Ryan James Canty
Date of Birth 8/31/1990
Address 6451 KIOWA RD
Westminster, CALIFORNIA 92683
Marijuana - Possession >20 Gr

Christopher Legion Chen
Asian/Male DOB:09/21/1988
Address:San Marino, CALIFORNIA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Benedict Jules Cotes Concepcion
White/Male DOB:08/17/1989
Address:Pleasanton, CALIFORNIA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Joseph Dixon
Black of African American/Male DOB:05/18/1990
Address:NORTH LAUDERDALE, Florida
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription
Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia

Francis Xavier Garrison
White/Male DOB:03/05/1986
Address:San Antonio, TEXAS
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Cocaine - Possession
Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment

John Allen Gondkoff
Date of Birth 11/3/1988
Address 809 SYLVANER DR
Pleasanton, CALIFORNIA 94566
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Tanner Scott Johnson
White/Male DOB:05/01/1990
Address:Reno, NEVADA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription
Marijuana - Possession >20 Gr
Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia

Klynt Lowrie
Date of Birth 2/26/1990
Address 2750 LAKEVIEW DR
Nice, CALIFORNIA 95464
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Zane Emery Morrison
Date of Birth 7/10/1986
Address S WEST TEMPLE B405
Salt Lake City, UTAH 84115
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Layla N Nottingham
White/Female DOB:09/17/1993
Address:VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription
Marijuana - Possession <20 Gr

Jonathan Paulino
Black of African American/Male DOB:08/03/1991
Address: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Zachariah Andrew Pascouau
Date of Birth 12/20/1987
Address 2823 E MLK JR BLVD
Austin, TEXAS 78702
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription
Poss/Use Drug Paraphernalia

David Paulsen
Date of Birth 8/31/1990
Address 3405 BARRINGTON PASS
Marietta, GEORGIA 30346
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Alexander Van Phi
Address 14304 ROSSEAU ST
Austin, TEXAS 70725
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription
Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment

Omar Qazi
Address 3825 DEL AMO BLVD
Torance, CALIFORNIA 90503
Marijuana - Possession <20 Gr
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Joseph Warren Scott
White/Male DOB:12/09/1979
Address: Garden Grove, CALIFORNIA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Kevin Michael Tovar
White/Male DOB:08/02/1980
Address: Taylorsville, UTAH
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Controlled Substance - Poss WO Prescription

Benjamin Franklin Winkle
White/Male DOB:04/14/1985
Address: Vacaville, CALIFORNIA
Arrest Location: Port Canaveral, Florida
Trespass Property Not Structure/Conveyance