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Hernando deputies arrest Brooksville pair after finding meth


Deputies arrest pair after finding meth

Two Brooksville residents were arrested Thursday after deputies found almost a half-gram of methamphetamine in a Sarasota Street house, authorities said.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office had outstanding warrants for Kenneth Gerald O'Neal, 22, and Jenina Lusia Rodriguez, 28, on multiple drug-related charges.

Deputies from the Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested O'Neal and Rodriguez at 1:40 p.m. at 16151 Sarasota St., according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies took a Hernando County SWAT team to the house, which Lt. Cinda Moore said is standard procedure for any arrest involving a warrant. SWAT members stayed five to 10 minutes as the search warrant was executed.

Deputies said Rodriguez told them he had a glass pipe in his bedroom, where they also found 0.4 grams of methamphetamine and two plastic bags with drug residue.

Rodriguez and O'Neal are being held at Hernando County Jail on $30,500 and $46,000 bail, respectively.

Hernando deputies arrest Brooksville pair after finding meth 05/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 7:40pm]
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