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Residents Complain of “Zombie” Invasion, Neighborhood Plagued with Meth Related Crime

REGIONAL – Nestled between The Heather and the Avis Oaks Subdivision is an area known as North Weeki Wachee. Residents who live in the sparsely populated community have become accustomed to the drugs, violence, and property crimes that plague their neighborhood, and they are beginning to lose hope that things will change.

RNRF randomly chose a less than two mile stretch of roadway that runs through North Weeki Wachee and discovered an astounding 68 law enforcement responses in just one year. On Indian Trail Road there were 8 crimes involving drugs and violence and 16 property and miscellaneous crime reports. In the same year, Lake Drive residents reported a total of 44 calls to law enforcement, with 24 of those reports related to drugs and violence. And that doesn’t include a dozen other roadways that makes up North Weeki Wachee.Just two days ago, sheriff’s deputies responded to 8030 Indian Trail Road after sources say a 44-year-old woman died from an apparent methamphetamine overdose. Officials have not released the identity of the victim, due to an ongoing investigation into the cause of her death.

Residents have taken to social media to voice their frustrations over the growing problem. Tim Wood recently posted on the RNRF Community Facebook page “So this is what I call “Meth Villas” because of all the meth heads that stay in a RV in the back yard at 8030 Indian Trail.” Tim refers to the meth users as “Zombies” and questions when the owners of that residence are going to force drug users off the property.

A frustrated Ron Levesque says “Last time I reported the sheriff deputy showed up as I waited around to point out the problem and the deputy pointed me as the problem…. At this point I could be witness to a stabbing and I’m gonna just keep walking…” Ron’s sentiments were echoed by residents who live in the area but law enforcement officers say their hands are tied. Several deputies I spoke to said the Fourth Amendment prevents them from just “kicking down doors and making arrests.” The Constitution protects citizens from illegal search and seizure and the right to privacy within their homes. Without probable cause, law enforcement can do nothing.

Maryjane Davis says, “Until the laws provide real help, such as counseling, on-going therapy, not useless jail time… nothing is going to change.”

During a tour of the neighborhood, It didn’t take long for us to realize just how bad the meth problem is in North Weeki Wachee, after we were stopped in the roadway by a man who was clearly under the influence, asking “why are you driving around.” Wood’s description of meth users wasn’t far from the truth, as several other men began to approach our vehicle like a scene out of The Walking Dead.

Experts say prolonged methamphetamine use can lead to severe health risks and obvious deformities. Facial Masculature is a condition that causes the user’s face to appear skeletal after the body begins to consume its own muscle and facial fat. Tooth decay and advanced aging are also signs of heavy meth use. Meth induced psychosis can cause the user to lose touch with reality, experience delusions, and hallucinate.

The images below were not taken from a Hollywood horror film, they are a sad but true representation of what methamphetamine does to the user’s body.

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  • It’s so sad to see people who I’ve went to elementary and middle school with, end up like this. It’s a growing epidemic.

    Monday, 8 May 2017, 1:53 pm
    • wow you people just sit around waiting for someone to write a story to comment on and wait for a responce and act like an authority who knows what their talking about ! Obviously your the problem you probably were picked on your whole life and now tryin to take it out on anyone u can,these comments are dumb! They aren’t funny there hurtful and untrue.

      Friday, 12 May 2017, 6:30 am
      • Really CHECK THE ARREST REPORTS THEY GOT ONE OF THE SCUM BAGS YESTERDAY LINDSEY DOTSON>>>>>>> I hope she rots in there!!!!!!! She is junkie stealing scum and is of no use to society she is a waste of oxygen!!!

        Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:28 am
    • I grew up in that area. Lake drive is where my childhood house is. I haven’t been to visit n years. Its heart breaking really. all I can do is pray. Maybe a church team should go in try to convert people.

      Monday, 12 June 2017, 5:02 pm
  • As a homeowner living on one of these streets, I’ve called code enforcement, 911, child services, etc. Common response was that people can live how they choose. Those that live in tents, cars, boats, trailers, etc. pay the rent on main property. Most collect funds, get food from local churches, and sit on their butts all day. This is now generations deep. How do they afford to smoke cigarettes? Cuz most do.

    Monday, 8 May 2017, 1:40 pm

    Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:58 am

    Monday, 8 May 2017, 9:30 am
  • sad,I can see this everywere I really feal bad for the police they have to deal with this shit ! they never know what there going to show up too! crazy people are bad but people on drugs are worse !

    Sunday, 7 May 2017, 10:08 pm
    • Yeah David, the cops get paid to deal with this as you say. They just need to do their jobs.

      Monday, 8 May 2017, 2:23 pm
  • Its everywhere

    Sunday, 7 May 2017, 6:36 pm
  • i bet i can find scum in your neighborhood too.

    Don’t judge all by the actions of these few.

    yes, it needs too be cleaned, no doubt but each of us have skeletons in our neighborhoods

    Saturday, 6 May 2017, 2:28 pm
    • NO!
      We cremate in my neighborhood.

      Saturday, 6 May 2017, 10:51 pm
    • Very well said…

      Sunday, 7 May 2017, 6:37 pm
  • Hi Tom,
    First and foremost I’d like to thank you and congratulate you on your continued excellence in reporting on the important things….the topics that everyone wants to know and cares about but that most simply attempt to sweep under the rug or ignore all together! You are an invaluable asset to the community and I personally appreciate your honesty and integrity in your reporting.

    I do have one question for you Tom, if you don’t mind? In the article where you said (and I quote):

    “Several deputies I spoke to say the Fourth Amendment prevents us from just “kicking down doors and making arrests”. The Constitution protects citizens from illegal search and seizure and the right to privacy within their homes. Without probable cause, law enforcement can do nothing.”

    Wouldn’t the “zombie” like appearances and behaviors coupled with the what appears to a significantly heightened level of law enforcement responses compared to other surrounding areas be “probable cause ” enough to take necessary action in effort to decrease the crime in the referenced ridden area? I ask because it seems like an extremely wasteful use of resources that likely or at best potentially puts other citizens in other areas at higher risk simply because there may not be a resource immediately avail to them when needed if they are consistently tied up with reports in this specific area? I’m not entirely sure how the 4th Ammendment works specifically as I’m only familiar with the genral concept of it but if there were repeated multiple reports of various criminal activity at a specific residence …would that not be enough to validate the suspicion of “probable cause” to where they could enter the residence or adjacent buildings on the property (the RV mentioned in the article) and make arrests if drugs were found present?

    In any case, thank you once again for your fantastic reporting it is very much appreciated! 🙂


    Saturday, 6 May 2017, 1:22 pm
      • So if a deputy went to the house for a valid reason & could smell the presence of drugs when they answer the door, that’s not probable cause? Cause I could be wrong, but I thought if a cop pulls u over & smells an odor, it gives him probable cause to search vehicle . Why wouldn’t they work the same!? Obviously when the one person died, they made sure no incriminating evidence was in open view, since no one was arrested @ the same time .

        Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:35 pm
  • Put some weed on the property and thell go in like navy seals….

    Saturday, 6 May 2017, 7:32 am
    • Of course, u can grow weed for free!
      Politicians can’t get rich off that.
      But u can buy a bottle of booze ( or if ur under age, just steal it!) Next to cereal!
      Am I the only one who sees a problem with this??

      Saturday, 6 May 2017, 10:47 pm
  • 75% of the people that live from Ridge South to Lake are on some sort of drugs..People live in tents, campers, sheds, homes with no electricity and water etc..The people that have lived there for decades will not move either.. These people that move into some of these rentals are almost all the same they flock to each other like a swarm of bees..and the ones that are not from the area move within 2 months because half their belongings are missing from being left outside to the unknown..Sad people can change but they have to want to..i see some of these people and I’m like why wouldn’t you want to better yourself and get a job instead you are living in a tent…

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:50 pm
  • I really find it difficult to swallow that if all this info is well known to HCSO , and there are decent , law abiding folk living in this area , don’t they deserve to be protected from the drug addicted , drug selling / producing , non taxpaying scum ??? If this area is SO WELL KNOWN to HCSO , Maybe they should be doing their jobs and cleaning it up…. There are certainly other ways to clean up the mess than ” knocking on private doors ” and trying to ” catch these offenders “….And violating their 4th ammendment…….

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:16 pm
    • HSCO does patrol the are daily..they either sit at a few spots or constantly drive through and around..Lake Drive is the most patrolled on the west side of Hernando me they know they just can not beat the doors down of every other house unfortunately…

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:55 pm
    • Could it be that it SEEMS like they are doing nothing, but in reality, they are doing an undercover opp so they can nail these trashy people good instead of just a minor charge? Just a suggestion

      Saturday, 6 May 2017, 12:43 am
    • Hmmmm can we say or think Funding..

      Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11:23 pm
  • Great way to show the meth heads where to get more dope

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 8:35 pm
    • Didn’t U read the story , common sence? (Not enough sense to spell sense) U need a permission slip to go in that neighborhood , or u’ll get stopped by the zombie squad.

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:13 pm
      • You figured out the joke with the name..great work.

        Saturday, 6 May 2017, 8:56 am
        • Joke, yah right.
          That’s what it was
          Ur no idiot ?

          Saturday, 6 May 2017, 10:39 pm
    • you think drug addicts have a hard time finding drugs? seriously?

      Saturday, 6 May 2017, 8:10 pm
  • The first woman pictured is a burn victim…

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 8:04 pm
    • Agree.

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:10 pm
      • Probably the victim of a meth lad fire.

        Saturday, 6 May 2017, 9:07 am
        • Seriously?

          Sunday, 7 May 2017, 12:05 am
    • Yep

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:27 pm
    • agree with poster..

      Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11:20 pm
  • So very sad. These are, or used to be, someone’s daughter or son, mother or father. I hope against hope that they’ll find their way back. The neighbors certainly are right to expect a safe neighborhood, the 4th amendment is their right as well.

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 7:13 pm
  • I own multiple properties on the streets mentioned. I have invested over $125,000 in my rentals. The people who rent from me are honest, hard working, respectable people. Not everyone in the neighborhood is a dope fiend. The scumbags who are will either move away, go to jail, or die.

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 5:34 pm
    • Totally agree with you.,,,,,

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 8:56 pm
    • That’s funny cuz I know someone who rents one of your properties and he produces at least a third of that area’s demand. Good manufacturers don’t want to rent places that draw attention to themselves, additionally, they don’t want their landlords to even remotely suspect any type of nefariousness.

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 9:16 pm
    • DC, those scumbags will multiply & Rob U!
      Soon EVERYONE will be a fiend. Including your tenants. Should have invested that cash in meth lab..

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 10:01 pm
    • Plan and simple

      Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11:18 pm
      • Original Poster..

        Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11:20 pm
  • The owner allows it and code enforcement has their hands tied, they have to see them sleeping in a bed to prove they are living there. Plus the owner might be allowing all this because I know there must be stolen items passing through there. He trades sex for the girls staying there

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 5:32 pm
  • If people living in the RV on someone’s property are doing things illegal the owner can ask them to leave and or give the Sheriff’s Department permission to evict them. HCSO is pretty much useless. Bring on the haters.

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 5:10 pm
  • In response to the comment about the deputy. We have some mighty fine HCSO deputies BUT there are certainly some real losers. The deputies are scared to be in this area, just listen to the volume of gun fire from this area, its scary.

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:34 pm
  • Nothing but a bunch of people with no purpose on earth and a hazard to others get them out of there close the place down

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:40 pm
  • If these people want to live like this and steal from their neighbors let them. I am sure they have a street justice system to handle their own crimes. I say let them all overdose and then problem is solved. They do t need jail time. They don’t need hugs. All they need are drugs. They want to act dead, then let them be dead! Do they really add any value to our economy?

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:33 pm

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:06 pm
  • Scary and sad….

    Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:27 pm
    • They call that neighborhood the “wildwood”,
      Sure has changed!!

      Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:48 pm
      • One of the interesting differences between the flakka zombies and the meth zombies is that the flakka zombies have a green pea soup projectile effect vomit which has an effective range of ten feet. The disgorgement of flakka zombies can vary accordingly to slurpee machine color variation. Please be careful and wear shoes especially in such populated areas such as convenient store parking lots in the glass zoo.

        Sunday, 7 May 2017, 4:43 pm
    • Wake up America. The Zombie Apocalypse has already occurred. The black plague like buboes on the meth zombies faces is due to their excessive formication. This is supposed to feel like ants crawling all over their skin and face. Probably red fire ants from the meth lab fire. Due to all the formication occurring, just expect more meth zombies.

      Sunday, 7 May 2017, 4:31 pm

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