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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Thieves Take Advantage of Struthers Honey Honor System

Leave Behind $18 for about $800 in Honey


Last updated 8/1/2019 at 11:16am

Booking photo of Muhammad Abdallah Hmeid

UPDATE: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department arrested a 52-year-old Tampa man Tuesday, July 31, on grand theft charges related to the honey heist July 14. Muhammad Abdallah Hmeid was released the next day on a $1,000 bond. He will face charges in Polk County.

Lotta Kay and Alden Struthers want to believe that people are basically honest. That's why they continue the long-standing tradition of letting visitors to Struthers Honey on SR 60 East of Lake Wales pay for their raw orange blossom honey on the honor system.

People can pop in day or night, cart out containers of honey and t...

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