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Spring Hill father, son arrested on drug charges

SPRING HILL — A man and his son were arrested on drug charges Thursday afternoon after deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside their home.

Acting on a search warrant, Hernando County deputies went to the home of Michael Bhend Sr. at 6180 Wayside Court and confiscated more than 40 grams of marijuana, a digital scale with marijuana residue, a grinder that contained marijuana residue and glass pipes with marijuana residue, a report stated.

Bhend, 41, told investigators that he knew his son, Michael Bhend Jr., 17, was selling marijuana out of the house. The teen told deputies that he had been selling marijuana for the past year and that he would sell and use approximately a quarter pound of marijuana each week.

Also arrested in the raid was Manuel Estevez, 17, identified as a friend of the family. All three are now facing drug charges.

The two teens were was turned over to the state Department of Juvenile of Justice. Michael Bhend Sr., who is already on probation on drug charges, was arrested on new drug charges, as well as violation of probation, and was being held without bail.

Spring Hill father, son arrested on drug charges 05/14/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 14, 2010 6:59pm]
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