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Man jailed on drug possession charges

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged Friday afternoon with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana after Citrus County Sheriff's Office investigators searched his residence.

Armed with a search warrant about 2 p.m., investigators found Keith J. Beccia, of 9087 U.S. 41, Floral City, asleep on a couch, an arrest report said. He was escorted to the kitchen with others, whose identities were not available Saturday morning.

In a bag, authorities found two unmarked prescription bottles containing 22 pills, later identified by a pharmacist as Xanax, Hydrocodone, Klonopin and Diazepam. The report said Beccia did not have a prescription and he admitted the drugs were for his personal use.

In Beccia's wallet, authorities found $1,735 and a small amount of marijuana, the report said. He was taken to the Citrus County jail, and his bail was set at $2,500.

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