Two women were arrested by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in Winter Haven, Florida recently. One of them, a 41-year-old, has been charged with the possession of illegal drugs while the other, a 26-year-old, was accused of producing methamphetamine with the intent to sell. Both have been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia.
A more serious charge has been filed against one of the women. According to the authorities, the 26-year-old woman started the fire that burned down the Senator Tree. The Senator Tree is a well-known bald cypress that was allegedly named for Senator M. O. Overstreet when he donated the land that the tree was located on to Seminole County in 1927. Others say it was named the Senator Tree because it was old and shady.