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Crystal River man charged with drug trafficking

Kharess Harrison

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested a Crystal River man after executing a narcotics search warrant and uncovering oxycodone pills, crack cocaine, pot and cash.

Arrested was Kharess Harrison, 40, of 3362 N. Amphibian Point in Crystal River.

The CCSO executed the warrant at about 10 a.m. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) with assistance from CCSO’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Patrol Division and Community Crimes Detectives executed the warrant.

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Search warrant yields evidence, arrests in multiple Citrus vehicle burglaries

Robert Lee Reid and John Jamie Cardinal (CCSO Mugshots)

The mystery of a string of unsolved county vehicle burglaries was solved on Thursday with the arrests of two Citrus Springs men.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Lee Reid and John Jamie Cardinal, 2125 W. Devon Drive, were arrested as suspects in connection with those burglaries after a search warrant was served at their home.

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Man sets off Floral City car alarms, blacks out and then can’t be revived

Earlier this morning, Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to several calls in Floral City concerning a suspicions person setting off car alarms in a residential area.

The subject was reported to be under the influence of an unknown substance and trespassing on several properties within the neighborhood.

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Donations help Citrus County heros

Thanks to the donations of generous community partners, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is now one-step closer to building their Law Enforcement Memorial for Citrus County’s fallen law enforcement officers.

Following the 2019 Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony on May 15 in Inverness, Jerry Orbino with Knights of Columbus Father James Hoge Assembly 1547, Warden Mike Quinn of CoreCivic, along with Jim Coburn from the National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers (NARLEO) presented three individual checks on behalf of their organizations to Sheriff Mike Prendergast for the memorial.

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Animal shelter animals need foster homes now

Citrus County Animal Services is in desperate need of foster homes especially for those that are most vulnerable and fragile which include neonates (bottle babies), especially kittens, moms with litters, and underage (not old enough for adoption) puppies and kittens.

We also have foster opportunities for those animals that have medical needs or who just need a break from the shelter, think of it as their vacation or weekend off from work.

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Fraud alert issued by Sheriff’s Office

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are currently investigating claims of organized fraud by Citrus County-based business Elite Roofing.

At this time, several potential victims have been identified throughout the state of Florida, as well as the East coast region.

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