Seatbelt violation leads to drug arrest

Jessie Lee Carver

Thursday afternoon, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in reference to multiple seatbelt violations, which eventually led to the arrest of the driver, 43-year-old Jessie Carver of Silver Springs.

Deputy Saayman conducted the traffic stop on the 1995 black BMW driven by Carver in the area of North McGee Drive and Norvell Bryant Highway in Hernando.

As Deputy Saayman was approaching the vehicle, he detected an odor of cannabis emitting from inside the vehicle. When asked about the odor, Carver openly admitted to having cannabis and displayed a burnt cannabis cigarette.

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Dept. of Health warns of phone call scams

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County has recently been informed of scam calls that look to have originated from our main number: (352) 527-0068.

These callers will ask for personal information such as your social security number, Medicaid number or other vital information. These fraudulent calls do not originate from this number.

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Deputies find meth during warrant process

Crystal Ann Huggins

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday found methamphetamine scattered throughout a home at 10700 W Woodland Place in Homosassa.

Detectives with the Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) obtained the search warrant after learning that the home was used to sell significant amounts of methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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PetMeals Program needs your donations

Do you have a pet who is a member of your family?  Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program is seeking help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County.

The Citrus County PetMeals Program is in need of donations. The program provides dog and cat food to the companion pets of senior homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels.

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Corrections officer charged with sexual battery

A Corrections Officer who lives in Inverness has been charged with sexual battery in Marion County following a police investigation into the matter.

James Michael Touchton

A Corrections Officer who lives in Inverness has been charged with two counts of sexual battery following a police investigation into the matter.

Arrested and charged was James Touchton of Inverness, 37, who was a correctional officer at Lowell Correctional Institution for women at 11120 NW Gainesville Road in Ocala.

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