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Business owner faces drug-trafficking charges

After a joint investigation by the Brooksville Police Department and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, a 34-year-old Brooksville resident was arrested Wednesday and charged with several methamphetamine-related offenses.

John Robert Moore Jr., of Village Drive, owner of Robert Moore Tractor Service on W Fort Dade Avenue, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of the drug, manufacturing and delivery of paraphernalia. He also was found to have an outstanding warrant for a firearms violation.

Moore, who had arranged with informants to sell an ounce of the drug for $1,000, was held on a total bail of $50,000 at the Hernando County jail until Thursday, when he was released on bail.

Pasco man calls deputies for help, lands in jail

SPRING HILL _ William D. Visnosky, 29, called police to a Mobil gas station at State Road 50 and U.S. 19 on Wednesday so they could help him get his vehicle back from a friend who refused to return it.

Hernando County Sheriff's deputies made a routine check on the men and found that Visnosky, who lives in New Port Richey, was wanted for grand theft auto in Ohio and for failure to appear in court on a Georgia drunk driving charge. After police got Visnosky's car back for him, he was taken into custody without incident. No bond was assigned, officials said.