Deputies charge Crystal River man with child porn possession

Anthony Green of Crystal River. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on May 28, 2020)

After a lengthy investigation, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies on Thursday arrested 41-year-old Anthony Green of Crystal River on 11 counts of possession of child pornography.

Based on information received during the course of the investigation, a search warrant was executed on an “electronic device” owned by Green.

As a result of the search warrant, Detective Barry of the CCSO High Tech Crimes Unit was able to identify images depicting child pornography that had been downloaded and saved on the device.

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2 arrested in Floral City drug bust

Photo of evidence seized. (PHOTO: Citrus Couny Sheriff’s Office)

Two Floral City men were arrested on drug charges on Friday by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) following a narcotics search warrant at 5829 S. Liveoak Drive.

Subsequently, the homeowner, 55-year-old Timothy Wilson and home occupant, 51-year-old Tammy Walker were arrested.

Prior to the execution of the search warrant at this home, TIU detectives learned that Wilson was known to traffic in methamphetamine.

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Virtual information meeting for Suncoast Parkway Cardinal Interchange planning

BOCC SealCitrus County Growth Management Department has created a virtual Information Meeting for the Suncoast Parkway 2 Cardinal Interchange available at www.citrusbocc.com, located on the homepage under Recent News or at Youtube https://youtu.be/TdhkyHnuYms.

The virtual meeting is a narrated PowerPoint presentation by Assistant County Administrator Steve Lachnicht and Growth Management Director Michael Sherman, AICP.

The presentation includes instructions for public input.

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Ongoing drug investigation catches more in its snare

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The Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has completed Quarter Three of Operation Coin Toss, a comprehensive operation with the objective of cracking down on the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics within Citrus County.

The sheriff’s office said today that the team added 22 new names on the roster this quarter, and also had time to follow up on previous quarters by making an additional 16 arrests for probation violations.

The CCSO also made another interception with the largest recorded heroin bust in agency history.

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Deputy-involved shooting in Beverly Hills

Shortly before 2 p.m. on May 22, deputies responded to a call for a service at a home on Filmore Street in Beverly Hills in response to a suspect breaking car windows.

When deputies arrived, the suspect displayed deadly force. As a result, the deputy on scene fired his weapon to neutralize the threat

“This was a very dangerous situation that risked the lives of dozens of innocent people and consumed our full-attention in order to protect our citizens,” said Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast.

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