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Neighbor complaints lead to CCSO crackdown

LEFT: Donald Marshall. RIGHT: Donna Suzanne Perry (CCSO photos on March 21, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday served a search warrant on a Beverly Hills home following neighbor complaints of suspected drug activity going on at that home.

The result was the arrest of two people at that home, 55 South Lincoln Avenue in Beverly Hills 55 South Lincoln Avenue in Beverly Hills.

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Sentencing date set for former CCSO employee

A former crime scene specialist appeared for a pre-sentencing hearing on Thursday before 5th Circuit Court Judge Ric Howard in a case involving the release of confidential information from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Former Crime Scrime Scene Specialist Ashley Pate will be in custody without bond until her sentencing hearing on April 23.

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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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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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January’s jobless rate up over the month, long view shows steady, ‘stable growth’

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 5.0 percent in January 2019, up 0.9 percentage point over the month and 0.2 percentage point lower than the region’s rate a year ago.

According to the preliminary employment summary released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, there were 10,088 unemployed residents in the region, up from 8,301 in December 2018 and 251 fewer than January 2018.

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Sheriff: Domestic battery case leads to largest meth bust in CCSO history

William Vause

Cayla Coile

Deputies responding to a domestic battery case in Homosassa on Friday also found what the Sheriff’s Office has said is the largest meth bust case in CCSO history.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) were called to 4263 South Centennial Ave. in Homosassa to assist the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole (FDC).

FDC responded to the residence earlier in the day to conduct a search of the home regarding possible violations relayed through a separate domestic violence incident reported to and investigated by CCSO on Tuesday, March 5.

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