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Four agencies conducting narcotics investigation at Tarpon Springs home

Dozens of law enforcement vehicles lined up on a residential street in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday as authorities conducted a narcotics investigation at 974 Sunrise Drive.

The sheriff's offices of Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties and the Tarpon Springs Police Department SWAT team participated.

In a news release, Tarpon Springs police Sgt. Ed Miller called the action a "joint high intensity drug trafficking area narcotics investigation" and said the departments were executing a search warrant.

Authorities declined to give more information, saying the investigation was ongoing.

The house is a rental owned by Gary Kinney of Clearwater Beach, who said he rents out the house for roughly $900 per month.

He said he didn't remember much about the tenant, except that a previous tenant recommended him.

"I'm stunned," he said, when he learned about the narcotics investigation from a reporter.

The rent shows up on time every month, he said, so he hasn't visited the property in seven or eight years. He did not name the tenant.

"I've never gotten any complaints. He takes care of his own maintenance and all that," Kinney said. "I've always felt kind of spoiled about it, which was ironic."

Brittany Alana Davis can be reached at (727) 445-4155 or [email protected]

Four agencies conducting narcotics investigation at Tarpon Springs home 07/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:22pm]
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