Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Eight arrested in two separate drug busts in west Pasco

Sheriff's detectives raided two houses in Holiday and Port Richey early Friday, seized drugs and made several arrests.

Some of the suspects came from Sanford, in Seminole County, and reflect a troubling trend to narcotics investigators.

"The way (the suspects) said it was they came to Pasco to make a better life for themselves," said Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll. "The way my vice detectives interpreted that is … they have moved here to allegedly sell drugs."

Sheriff's officials have arrested about 15 people from Sanford since August accused of dealing drugs in west Pasco, Doll said. Some of them are believed to have gang ties.

The two raids occurred about 6:15 a.m. Friday at homes on Gaslight Avenue in Holiday and Glover Road in Port Richey.

According to arrest reports, at the Gaslight Avenue house, detectives found 19.8 grams of crack cocaine in the kitchen near several cans of baby formula. They also seized small amounts of marijuana and oxycodone, an addictive painkiller.

Arrested there were Antwon Bender, 19, and Michael Knight, 19, who live at the house. They were charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Also arrested were Shonte Campbell, 21, and Alnisa Dunham, 23, both of Sanford. Campbell faces child neglect charges because her 7-month-old and 4-year-old children were at the house, the report says.

On Glover Road, detectives found 24 grams of marijuana, reports say, 8.6 grams of cocaine and less than one gram of oxycodone. They also found cocaine residue in a Nissan Maxima parked at the house.

Authorities arrested Sandria Inman, 28; Randi Kay Siebert, 57; Frederic John Siebert, 52; and Timothy Lorenzo Sutton, 28. The Sieberts are charged with possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Inman is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, as well as providing a false name, and had two outstanding warrants. Sutton is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Sutton, Knight and Bender also are accused of selling cocaine to undercover detectives during the past few weeks. They were cited under a statute to control gang activity that allows a judge to revoke the bond on such suspects so they cannot continue to commit crimes, Doll said.

All the suspects remained in the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes on Friday.

Molly Moorhead can be reached at or (727) 869-6245.

Eight arrested in two separate drug busts in west Pasco 10/10/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 13, 2008 2:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Two Kissimmee police officers killed; Jacksonville officers shot


    KISSIMMEE — Two Kissimmee police officers were shot and killed Friday night, and one person was taken into custody, authorities said.

    Two police officers have been shot and killed in Kissimmee, authorities say. The shooting happened in the area of Palmway and Cypress around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of
  2. Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez.

    Seattle Mariners first baseman Yonder Alonso (10) scores on the double by Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  3. 'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming


    Despite intense public opposition and dubious traffic projections, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that construction of the toll road known as "Suncoast 2" is expected to start in early 2018.

    The Suncoast Parkway ends at U.S. 98 just south of Citrus County. For years residents have opposed extending the toll road, a project dubbed the "Suncoast 2" into Citrus County. But state officials recently announced that the Suncoast 2 should start construction in early 2018. [Stephen J. Coddington  |  TIMES]
  4. Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day


    TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?

    Jameis Winston, left, tries to hang on to the ball as Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler tries to strip it from him.
  5. Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire



    Sheron Pasco sat in the wheelchair as her mother pushed it toward the man in the orange jail suit.

    Sheron Pasco, 39, relies on the help of her mother, Tranda Webb, 62, as she recovers from the burns covering her body.