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Alleged Drug Dealer Flushes Narcotics – Investigator’s “Dirty” Job Follows

BROOKSVILLE – If you’re going to flush drugs down the toilet, make sure you have city sewer instead of septic tank. That’s most likely what one alleged drug dealer is thinking, now that he’s sitting behind bars facing dozens of narcotics charges.

The Sheriff’s Office released the following detailed statement regarding an early morning drug raid at a residence on Forzando Street:

In the early morning hours on 10-02-15, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the home of Charles Reese, located at 16128 Forzando Avenue in Brooksville.  The search warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation that involved undercover detectives purchasing methamphetamine and dilaudid on four separate occasions from Reese.

The Sheriff’s Office has been handling complaints about Reese since 2011.  Numerous citizens shared their concerns about suspicious activity occurring at the residence, to include possible drug sales.

At approximately 5:22 a.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Selective Enforcement Unit, K-9 Unit, District 1 detectives, and Forensics assisted Narcotics detectives with serving the search warrant.  As SWAT observers watched the residences, three subjects noticed law enforcement approaching the residence, and the three subjects ran inside the house.  Once contact was made with the occupants, detectives believed that the suspects attempted to dispose of illegal narcotics by flushing them down the toilet.

Not deterred by the possibility that the drugs could be in the septic tank, detectives worked with a local company to open the top of the septic tank, which revealed three baggies of drugs near the top of the tank.  The baggies were immediately removed from the septic tank by detectives.  The substances inside the baggies tested positive for methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and powder cocaine.

Along with Reese, detectives located John Gray and Kristen McKinney inside the residence. Gray had three outstanding warrants for his arrest for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted felon, Violation of Probation for Driving with a License suspended or Revoked, and Failure to Appear on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  McKinney had a warrant for her arrest for Grand Theft Auto.

Pursuant to the search of the residence, detectives located two baggies of methamphetamine in a room shared by Gray and McKinney.  They were both charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Reese was arrested on three arrest warrants for Sale and Possession of Methamphetamine and one warrant for Sale and Possession of Dilaudid.  He was also charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine, and Powder Cocaine.  For his part in attempting to flush the drugs, Reese received an additional charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said, “I often hear from neighbors who are frustrated with the length of time it can take for us to conclude these types of investigations.  We, of course, never divulge information about an active case, even to complainants.  Hernando County residents can rest assured, however, that if illegal activity is actually occurring, we will keep investigating until we have the evidence we need to make a solid case.  This case is proof positive that my people will go to great lengths to obtain evidence.”

Arrestees are as follows:

–    Reese, Charles B/M DOB/12-17-1976

–    McKinney, Kristen W/F DOB/05-01-1996

–    Gray, John W/M DOB/10-18-1973.

The case remains under investigation.

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  • Apache trail is a ghetto. No one cares. Only junkies and fools live in that neighborhood.

    Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:15 pm
  • Apache trail

    Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:13 pm
  • U guys r so ridiculous…. do u not have a life of ur own to worry about. Everyone loves to see everyone fail… it is sickening. And as for “family ” comments that is really just a low blow grow up I’m sure there r ppl in ur family that r not perfect and in my eyes as least she stick in by her son side no matter his choices on what to do in life. and how can u all in same breath say he is such a bad person but yet took care of his momma… wow!!!Don’t judge somebody if u don’t know them or there situation. And as for the ppl telling the cops information… it’s all fun and games until u tell on the wrong one then ur momma going to wish u was a drug dealer rather than a snitch… just saying … a lot of ppl in this world do drugs and somebody has to sell them!!! Sounds like ur mad cuz ur son isn’t paying ur bills… good luck Charles I hope u can move on from this and maybe better ur life. Everyone in life makes mistakes and is not perfect… don’t listen to these a**holes u will b alright… if everyone would mind there own business and stay in their lane this world would be a better place

    Thursday, 8 October 2015, 10:10 am
  • Boschump, live in Weeki Wachee Woodlands, no surprise there

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 6:40 pm
  • That location is a lot closer to Springhill, where 95% of the crime occurs, than Brooksville, I am 12 miles from town and still have a Brooksville address. Crooksville WOW your so smart Tony

    Monday, 5 October 2015, 5:29 pm
  • Wonder when7331Apache Trail will be shut down…

    Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:50 pm
  • Good Job By The HCSO Battling All The Crime In Crooksville, Keep Up The Good Work.

    Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:24 pm
  • what I want to know is how can the drugs in the photo be so clean if they were removed from his septic tank. Did they (HCSO) wash the drugs. And if they did that would be evidence tampering would it not? I don’t put it past them ,,,This is America and accused persons are innocent until proven guilty…Unless you live in Hernando County. where LEO and John Q Citizen condem the accused first

    Sunday, 4 October 2015, 11:00 pm
  • Jim, I’m as old as rope and never heard of this, I guess you would have to have been involved with this at one point to know

    Sunday, 4 October 2015, 12:43 pm
  • The coke can thing is old as rope, the can holds soda and has a removable bottom

    Sunday, 4 October 2015, 12:12 am
  • Wow burn in hell that’s a little harsh to say about somebody, that’s somebody’s father and whether you like or respect him you should be ashamed for saying something like that

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 11:19 pm
  • Caught the bad guys. Yay! I’m wondering why it took 5 YEARS to drag their butts in! The story says there had been activities reported by neighbors and others since 2011.This person/persons were a “watched, followed and activities-known-entities”. For comparison purposes only, I must point out that the Boston marathon bomber and his brother had been “watched, followed and activities-known-entities” for 5 or so years as well. How long should it take to finally decide “when the time is right”, under circumstances like this? I understand, appreciate and admire the guts, work and danger involved for officers stepping into their job boots every day, but c’mon. You can’t tell me that while neighborhoods live in fear and hope they don’t get robbed, attacked or even KILLED, that five years of LE “abundance of caution” outweighs abundance of EVIDENCE!!!?

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 3:57 pm
  • Look at the sadness in their eyes…..I hope they all take this time away from everybody to get their lives on a better trac….especially the young girl….Prayers for strenghth and courage….. Life is alot better than that.

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 3:54 pm
  • Nunya it was worth a million bucks. You talk too much n have nunya to say. Go jump in the river or your septic piss smelling canal. Pill head. I wish you were dead.

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 3:22 pm
  • Things to look for in your neighborhood,
    1. Short term traffic ( 2 to 3min visits)
    2. Suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood.
    3. Vehicles coming throughout the day and night, to that same residence.

    *Know your neighborhood, you would know better than any Law Enforcement Deputy, of who belongs and what goes on in your neighborhood. Just don’t turn a blind eye, make some noise, report suspicious activity.

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 9:59 am
    • Showing some Love – Thank you for the info.

      Saturday, 3 October 2015, 3:27 pm
  • Junkies have a billboard above their heads. You can see them a mile away . Its no accomplishment to get these guys they might as well had a neon sign in his driveway

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 9:28 am
  • Why does it matter that people know details . maybe they were addicts ,like me. I’m in recovery and I know details about Charles . John Gray and most of the people they are arresting and I laugh my ass off every time one of them gets arrested or even a warrant. But as I have said b4 take down the Mexicans or the Russians until hsco gets them its just a bunch of junkies and junkies are sloppy.

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 9:25 am
  • 15 junkies per hour = trap house. Doesn’t take a rocket scientists.

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 9:02 am
  • To That’s me sassy, First off some CI’s are not losers, they are in fact the real hero who took them down, by going to the police to give them the information on a alleged drug dealer and risk themselves. The ones who are criminals and do it, i wouldn’t really call them a hero for it, just an opportunist. HCSO has been doing a great job taking down the garbage that flood our streets, so that children and people do not have to live around it. Also from what i understand, the narcotic detectives DO tell a ci that their name is held off on being found out for as long as it can be, NOT that they can’t be found out. They are just a number, when discovery is given they are still a number, but you can usually figure out who it was, with looking at the date, time, and place the deal or deals took place or looking at the video. The accused lawyer has to file a motion to get the release of the name if the accused wants to take it to trial. That is because of depos and to look into their background to try and discredit them. My point some ci’s are the real hero and deserve some acknowledgment.

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 8:18 am
  • Something about this article really STINKS!

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 4:22 am
  • Am I the ONLY one who finds it SUSPICIOUS that a couple of
    the people on here know so many personal details about the family
    and their drug dealings???
    AND about the purpose of Reese carrying around a Coke can???!!!

    Are they customers, presently or previously???
    And MAYBE, he quit selling to them for nonpayment OR
    because he wouldn’t front to them anymore, etc, etc, etc???
    Is that why they know so much????????????

    I am in NO WAY ACCUSING THEM!!!!!!!!
    But they must be VERY CLOSE TO THEM to know so many DETAILS!!!!

    If any of my neighbors were drug dealers, the ONLY way I would
    suspect them is if I saw a lot of traffic in and out of their house.
    WHICH, by the way, “TOM LEMONS”, would you PLEASE post
    an article on what our community can watch for in our neighborhoods??
    Signs of drug dealings in our own backyards???
    I will be the first to admit that I am ignorant of such things!!!!!
    I want to be educated about these things!!

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 2:32 am
  • Gray, John W/F DOB/10-18-1973 (typo W/F)

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 1:14 am
  • To Nunya: You always have a smart ass comment know matter what the news is on here. So kick rocks ….. But that is freedom of speech… However your smart ass comments are irrelevant to anybody’s life. That’s why your opinions never matter !! Anyway…. Maybe YOU know more than I do? Right ?!! Don’t blame the messenger … Just the one who talks and post SHIT!! We have ALL read it COMPUTER TROLL and know you do ….. YOU most likely are one of his customers….. SNAP…. You seem to THINK YOU know everything in every news article on here !!!! Maybe YOU know everything and we can just hire you to TCB of Hernando County. Because you know ALOT!!?? YOU BIG Superhero!!!!! NOT!!!! Hmmmm…

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 12:17 am
    • You know way too much about the drug dealers family drug business.
      YOU are the one who seems to have all the answers. That’s why I asked YOU!!
      And by your response, you sound like YOU have a GUILTY conscience!

      I guess the TRUTH hurts, so you try to turn it onto someone else!!!
      Well I don’t have a guilty conscience, so why don’t YOU answer my
      question instead of trying to avoid it by turning it on me???? (hmmm)

      Saturday, 3 October 2015, 8:48 am
    • How do YOU know about the “little COKE can that you carried around to
      dissolve the CRACK”???????
      Those were YOUR WORDS, not mine, so explain THAT!!!!

      Saturday, 3 October 2015, 8:53 am
  • Does anyone know what the STREET VALUE of all the drugs found is??
    Just curious.

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:23 pm
    • Probably about $100,000.00! That’s A HUGE BUST!! I’d say he was on top of it all…Just saying! We’ve all seen it before…warrant sweep and the criminals do the work for the cops! Meanwhile the criminals think they getting a deal for “their work” and end up violating the conditions of the “Agreement” and get the sentence of someone who kept their mouth shut anyways!!! Meanwhile they walk around in fear because we all know what happens to snitches when found on someone’s Discovery, which will all come out because you were dumb enough to believe the cops, when they told you you’d never be “found out”! The credit goes to the losers who did the jobs for the cops!!! WAY TO GO HERNANDO COUNTY HILLBILLIES!!!

      Saturday, 3 October 2015, 7:01 am
  • Great job to ALL of our LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS!!!

    This report doesn’t include that Reese was also charged with:

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:19 pm
  • It’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:11 pm
  • Your family acts like they’re Christians! Kiss my A$$ ! You took care of your mom and she knew what you did and still do!!!! She didn’t care as long as her BILLS were paid !!!! What you going to do now momma ? Maybe HCSO needs to have a talk with Charles about all the LAWYERS he sold to!!!!! I’m sure he will nark out like he ALWAYS does and get a slappy on the wrist ….. Right HCSO ?

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 7:30 pm
    • Just Sayin…….How do YOU know so many personal FAMILY details,
      unless you are connected to them in some form or another????

      Saturday, 3 October 2015, 1:44 am
  • Yay!!!!! You dirty bastard…. It’s about time you got caught!!!!!!! I told HCSO back in 2011 about your little COKE can that you carried around to dissolve the CRACK that you sold in case you got pulled over!!! F u and your whole trashy a$$ family!!!!!!! Burn in HELL!!!!!

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 7:07 pm
    • Laughing My Bootay Off ButtWheat – How do YOU know such details, unless you were also
      one of his customers????? (hmmm)

      Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:27 pm
  • Wish we had “city sewers” here.

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 7:05 pm
  • Well done and well executed HCSO. It makes us very proud to know that you are cleaning our County one day at a time.

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 6:05 pm
    • or, one tank at a time. BLECHHH.

      Friday, 2 October 2015, 7:06 pm
  • Its about time its been goin on for a while

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:38 pm
  • Keep sweeping the dirty thugs out of our County!

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:38 pm
  • Good job thats what we need off the street Thank you! RASTAFARI LIVE HERB IS THE HEALING OF THE NATION..

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:25 pm

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