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Drug, gun purchase alleged

An Inverness man was arrested Wednesday night after he was accused of buying marijuana and a gun from an undercover officer, a report shows. Norcott Livingston Corby, 46, of 5241 Walter Lane, is accused of buying one ounce of the drug and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun outside Griff's Bar from a Citrus County Sheriff's Office investigator who was working undercover, the report says. Corby, whose criminal record includes a 1969 manslaughter conviction from New York, is charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, use of a firearm in committing a felony, dealing in stolen property and possession of a weapon with no serial number, the report says. He remained in the Citrus County Jail on Thursday in lieu of $90,000 bail.Valuables pawned, officials say

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS _ A Homosassa Springs man stands accused of pilfering his family's expensive furs and jewelry and cashing in the goods at county pawn shops, according to an arrest report. Johnny Lee Kahle, 27, of 6337 W Park Drive, has sold $50,000 worth of goods since Aug. 1, authorities say. Kahle is accused of taking the items while his family members were out of town, according to Citrus County sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Tierney. Most of the items have been returned, she said. Kahle, who was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Citrus County Jail on charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property, was released on his own recognizance until his next court date.

Teen accused of burglaries

LECANTO _ Authorities arrested a 17-year-old Homosassa boy Wednesday in connection with various burglaries and thefts throughout the county, an arrest affidavit shows. The teen, whose name is withheld because of his age, is charged with stealing a rifle from a Beverly Hills home, scales from classrooms at Lecanto High School and various other items between Aug. 30 and Sept. 21, the report states. The youth traded that stolen property for drugs, authorities say. He is charged with 17 theft-related counts and has been turned over to his parents until his next court date.

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