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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 moorhead@sptimes.com 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]
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