Police execute meth bust at former Orlando Sentinel managing editor’s home
Photo via Instagram account @leahshepherdofficial. A woman resembling Jane Healy is taken away in handcuffs from the community leader's Orlando home.

Healy home
Jane Healy's son was arrested on trafficking and possession charges. Photos show others in custody at the home.

An Orlando arrest put a former Orlando Sentinel editor at the center of a story bound for headlines.

Orlando Police conducted an investigation at the Greenwood Street home belonging to Jane Healy. Meanwhile, police arrested Randall Healy Clark, Healy’s son, on a number of drug related charges, including trafficking in methamphetamines with an amount exceeding 14 grams.

He also faces charges of possessing methamphetamine and other controlled substances with intent to sell. Clark is also charged with possessing methamphetamine and Vicodin.

Voter registration records show Clark’s home address as Healy’s home.

Photos obtained by Florida Politics also show a woman with a similar appearance to Healy in handcuffs outside the home, though no records have been published indicating she was arrested. Police would only confirm an investigation was underway.

“Orlando Police Department did conduct an investigation on Greenwood Street,” Orlando Police media relations manager Andrea Otero. “This is a complex investigation and any information on arrests or specific criminal activity is not available at this time.”

Healy may be best known statewide as the longtime editorial page editor and managing editor of the Sentinel. In her op-ed capacity, Healy in 1988 won the newspaper its first-ever Pulitzer Prize, and she later was listed as a finalist for journalism’s highest honor on multiple other occasions.

Since leaving the Sentinel, Healy has continued to maintain a high-profile presence within the Orlando community. In March, she was named as a Co-Chair of the Tourist Development Tax Advisory Committee in Orange County. That board has its next meeting set for Tuesday, July 25.

But throughout that time, lawmakers for the area say an investigation has been underway surrounding Healy’s home.

“Over a year ago we received concerns from two to three constituents who were suspicious of drug production at the property,” said state Rep. Anna Eskamani, an Orlando Democrat, “and when we shared the concerns with OPD, they informed us that they were aware of the concerns and were investigating.”

Some residents of the Lake Davis neighborhood posted similar allegations, and suggested criminal activity spanned back years.

Leah Shepherd, a local political consultant, posted photographs online of SWAT team officers at Healy’s house. “This home has had pervasive drug activity for over a decade,” she posted on Instagram.

She also posted photos that appear to show other individuals in handcuffs at Healy’s home.


Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics contributed to this report.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Neighbor

    July 23, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    This drug activity has been going on for many years. Jane Healy and her son have been raided many, many times. City and state officials have known about this for years. Much more than a year or two. We have had families move out of the neighborhood because of this. It’s been a nightmare. But yet Jane and Randy always get off. And the neighborhood knows why.

  • tom palmer

    July 23, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    I was surprised there was nothing in any other media outlet that I could find on this incident. or then again maybe not.

    • Neighbor

      July 24, 2023 at 6:02 am

      The owner is well protected by a certain high profile attorney downtown. As a neighbor this has been going on for years. There has been several raids. But nothing ever sticks

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