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Crack cocaine seized, five arrested in raids

Five Citrus County residents were arrested Friday night during raids on areas known for drug activities.

Citrus County sheriff's deputies also seized 33 pieces of crack cocaine, which they valued at $1,300.

The Sheriff's Office said the arrests came after deputies went to suspects' homes, knocked on the door and asked the occupants if they had illegal narcotics inside. Deputies called the process "knock and talk."

The arrests were made at the Green Leaf Forest and Atlantis Arms apartment complexes in Crystal River.

Several complaints of illegal drug activities had come from residents of the two apartment complexes, the Sheriff's Office said.

Arrested were:

Earl "Cowboy" Jenkins, 28, Crystal River. He was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, no bail.

Kevin Perry, 43, Homosassa, possession of cocaine and cannabis, $6,000 bail.

Stacy Lynn Miller, 23, Crystal River, filing a false police report, no bail.

Mary Ann Kostal, 29, Crystal River, driving while license suspended, failure to appear, $2,750 bail.

Alex Whaley, 36, Crystal River, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, $12,000 bail.