Sheriff Has Message For Drug Dealers After Large Meth Bust in Hernando
HERNANDO (CITRUS) – Two suspects could be facing up to 20-years in prison after detectives learned a Citrus County residence was being used to manufacture large quantities of methamphetamine.
According to officials, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office uncovered large amounts of methamphetamine after executing a search warrant at 373 Joshua Court on Friday. The search uncovered more than a quarter-ounce of crystal meth as well as over 680 grams of liquid methamphetamine, and Xanax. Investigators also found a one-pot meth lab and multiple items used to make crystal meth.
The home’s occupants, 52-year-old David Downs and 37-year-old Heather Jacobs were both arrested on the scene. Downs was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a listed chemical, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia.
Jacobs was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
Both suspects have extensive criminal histories in both Hernando and Citrus Counties.
In a statement Sheriff Mike Prendergast said “We’re not stopping. Drug dealers and users aren’t welcome in this county. If you’re cooking meth – I guarantee you will go to prison.”
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