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Two arrested in drug raid in Hernando; one still sought

SPRING HILL — Two arrests were made, and a third suspect was being sought, after the Hernando County vice and narcotics unit searched a home at 179 Arkays Ave. on Saturday and turned up marijuana and methamphetamine.

The unit was called to the scene by patrol deputies and state Department of Children and Families workers, who suspected that a narcotics operation was being run out of the house.

Authorities seized 305.6 grams (about 11 ounces) of methamphetamine, 796.1 grams (about 28 ounces) of marijuana, a loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol, seven rounds of 12-gauge ammunition, $750 in cash and a number of items of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas Foskey, 28, was charged with possession of marijuana, ammunition and drug paraphernalia. A charge of criminal mischief was added later when Foskey damaged the back window of a deputy's cruiser en route to the Hernando County Detention Center. Foskey was released from custody Monday night after posting $11,000 bail.

Roxanne Potts, 23, was also arrested on the charges of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. Potts was released after posting $5,000 bail early Tuesday morning.

A search warrant was issued for 22-year-old Raymond Escobar, whom authorities say they contacted but who refused to return to the residence. Escobar is wanted for trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information regarding Escobar's whereabouts was asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (352) 754-6830.

Two arrested in drug raid in Hernando; one still sought 07/31/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:31pm]

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