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Arrogant Drug Dealer Arrested for Meth Trafficking, Doormat Reads “Come Back With Warrant”

INVERNESS (CITRUS) – Vice and Narcotics Detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office had the last laugh Wednesday, after a man who officials say has been a “thorn” in the community’s side, 31-year-old Bud Thorn, was taken into custody and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

According to officials, SWAT executed a search warrant at 454 South Tuck Point early Wednesday, after the agency’s Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) concluded a lengthy investigation where drug sales were conducted at Thorn’s residence.

Prior to his arrest, Thorn bragged about running and hiding from law enforcement for nearly two years. Every time deputies tried to serve an arrest warrant on Thorn, family members would turn them away, saying he wasn’t home. Thorn even had a doormat that read, “COME BACK WITH A WARRANT.”crystal-ad-paragraphOfficials say when they arrived Wednesday morning “they didn’t have to knock and thorn wasn’t laughing” when detectives located two ounces of meth, marijuana, distribution equipment, $4,500 in cash, and a stolen lawnmower that was taken from a local school.

Thorn faces a minimum mandatory sentence for the trafficking of meth, and with his lengthy criminal history, officials believe he will serve a lengthy prison sentence.

“Bud has been a thorn in our side for several years,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “Due to a diligent and labor intensive investigation by the men and women in our Tactical Impact Unit, he is now behind bars. I know some of the neighbors might not have liked the early wakeup call, but after speaking with some of them, I know they are relieved to get some trash out of their neighborhood.”

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  • Oh so let’s just kill all people on drugs. That will sure fix the problem. No let’s get these people help. This is my Uncle an he got 10 years he’ll come out of there a better man.

    Saturday, 28 July 2018, 10:20 pm
  • Love when people judge and wish violence upon people they don’t know

    Saturday, 11 March 2017, 11:29 am
    • God forbid these people were ever caught doing something illegal then they might know what it’s like to have to lose. It’s easy to mock other people when you haven’t walked a mile in their shoes people need to be more compassionate and understanding that these people were once children and they didn’t dream of being the people that you see here today have more empathy people and stop casting stones when we all here have sins.

      Sunday, 12 March 2017, 11:14 am
  • Nice citrus sheriff, thank you for being honest. Some reason hernando sheriff never finds any cash!!! I guess it’s there incentive to get the drugs of the street.

    Saturday, 11 March 2017, 6:43 am
  • The family members should be changed for lying to police

    Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:27 pm
  • Does anyone know who the girl is, or if she got arrested? She looks familiar, only about 30lbs skinnier. If she is who I think she is, it’s a real shame.

    Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:05 pm
  • The money shouldn’t be seized. Having a lot of money isn’t illegal

    Friday, 10 March 2017, 7:48 pm
    • No sir, but the way it was earned is, so they’ll take every cent you have in your possession.

      Monday, 13 March 2017, 7:00 am
  • Just shootem and put a end to this type of crap

    Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:22 am
    • Aaahhhh SHUT UP Bethy…….

      Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:18 pm
    • You can’t give life, so you don’t determine when to end a life!

      Friday, 10 March 2017, 5:29 pm
      • Aaahh SHUT UP, Bhvnly

        Saturday, 11 March 2017, 3:30 pm
    • You must be a Trump groupie. Get real.

      Monday, 13 March 2017, 6:58 am
  • Good job Sheriff and team. Taking the trash out.

    Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:41 am
  • Wow, with all the options we have, they choose to live a life of useless junk as she lights her Camel or Lucky Strike! I guess somebody has to do it…

    Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:29 am
    • You should join CSI with the way you investigated that picture to know what brand cigarette she is smoking.Must be nice to have that kind of free time

      Friday, 10 March 2017, 7:05 pm

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