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Children removed from Spring Hill home after adults arrested on drug charges

SPRING HILL — Two young children were taken into protective custody Friday after the Hernando County Sheriff's Office vice and narcotics unit found them in a home where drugs were being sold.

Romalice McCullough, 33, and Lineasha Osborne, 25, were arrested and taken to the Hernando County Detention Center after a search warrant was served at their residence at 1290 London Ave. According to a report, detectives found numerous narcotics, including large quantities of hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone and marijuana in the home.

Authorities said the drugs were discovered within easy reach of 8-year-old and 6-month-old children living at the residence. Officers contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the children were taken into custody.

The case is being investigated by DCF and will also be sent to the State Attorney's Office for review for possible child neglect charges, the Sheriff's Office said.

Meanwhile, McCullough is facing numerous charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to sell, four counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Osborne faces charges of trafficking in hydrocodone, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McCullough was being held without bail; Osborne was released after posting $96,000 bail.

Logan Neill can be reached at (352) 848-1435 or lneill@sptimes.com.

Children removed from Spring Hill home after adults arrested on drug charges 12/19/11 [Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2011 9:50pm]
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