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Suspect Conducts Drug Deal via Text During Traffic Stop

SPRING HILL – Texting and driving is not only dangerous, it’s illegal, but for one Spring Hill man, texting a drug deal during a traffic stop must have seemed perfectly legal. Not so, says Detective Dane Jenkins of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, after a traffic stop last night on Elgin Blvd, revealed much bigger problems for the driver.  

According to officials, while on routine patrol in the area of Freeport Blvd and India Ave, Jenkins observed a silver Volkswagen swerving and driving erratically. Jenkins conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Elgin Blvd and Mountain Way, where he made contact with the driver, 35-year-old Michael Dewain Thomason.

During the investigation, Jenkins noticed Thomason acting fidgety and observed his pupils to be constricted. At that time Jenkins noticed Thomason texting someone and stating “Do you have any? I want to pick those up too.” Jenkins says based on his experience with narcotics investigations, he surmised the conversation to be plans for a drug transaction.

As the investigation continued, Jenkins asked what was inside a sunglass case lying on the backseat floorboard. Thomason opened the case and revealed E-Cigarette parts. Thomas opened the case, revealing a pouch that contained a spoon and residue that later tested positive for crack cocaine. Upon further inspection of the pouch, Jenkins discovered a baggie containing two pieces of crack. Subsequently, Thomason was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail.

During the booking process, detention deputies discovered a baggie containing three red pills. They were later determined to be Oxymorphone, a schedule II controlled substance.

Thomason is facing charges of Possession of Controlled Substance and Bringing Contraband into a Detention Center. Thomason remains behind bars – held on $3,000 bond.

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  • Not the brightest bulb of the dumb a** posse…YOU ARE A VERY STUPID MAN THOMASON…OR IS YOUR NAME IS DUMBASSON…LOL…CLOWN

    Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:41 pm
  • Hey William, yes born in the 50s, I entered the military at 17 just as Vietnam was ending . I know and served with several Vietnam vets, they are a special breed, and I mean that in a good way. Don’t do drugs!

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 5:20 pm
  • Meant call them their sons and daughters ..

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 2:51 pm
  • You are never going to get rid of the drugs in this town , not when many of hernando county finest police officers call some of the BIGGEST drug dealers here , their daddy and mommy. Js , when things keep getting sweeped under the rug , the whole place starts smelling funky

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 2:40 pm
  • Come on man $3,000 bill he’ll be out by dinner time you need to make the penalties stiffer

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:12 pm
  • @Charlie, it really doesnt matter if he has an attorney, the cops will lie and change their statements. That’s what they do. I dont like druggies and HCSO runs second to druggies.

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 11:51 am
  • Are you a Vietnam veteren hillbilly? Spring Hill was founded in 1967, so for you to grow up in the woods before there was a Spring Hill means you were born in the 50s at the earliest. And if you went to Vietnam and were able come back to have the mind to use the internet and call yourself a hillbilly and not be on herion or even that crystal that folks make in said woods, Id say you’re one hell of a man.

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 11:04 am
  • A good attorney will tear this case apart on several constitutional aspects but only if this man can afford said attorney.

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 7:05 am
  • Hey” just me” the bottom line…. DON’t fall a victim to drugs, even at home! ….Don’t just stat home and do drugs…. stay home and quit using!

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 6:31 am
  • Hey veteran, also a veteran, I live in the woods in Hernando Co. Grew up here before Springhill existed. I don’t want the area where I live destroyed like what has happened in Springhill. Most people here don’t have any idea what a great place this used to be to raise a family.

    Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 5:25 am
  • Why do thes people feel the need to travel with drugs or even after those that choose to drink a boat load of alcohol? If your going to do drugs stay home. There is no reason why you need to put other lives at risk while your wanting to have a good time. The chances of becoming busted will also be less if you stay at home. Drugs isn’t his only problem, he also lacks major common sense?

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 11:24 pm
  • Hey backwoods, I am curious as to where you live. It seems as though you have a lot of negative comments about Spring Hill so I am kind of wondering what great town you live in so all of us who have to deal with all the crime can go and move there. Please enlighten us all. Bottom line, this kind of crime is everywhere, not just in Spring Hill. We live here because we like our town and are all on board to help clean it up so it can be just like where you live.

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:50 pm
  • Good job officer

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:59 pm
  • Thanks to the SHERIFF’S DEPT. for being on the job 24/7 .

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:01 pm
  • Springhills finest

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:05 pm
  • Just thinking of the Medicaid bills…

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 6:31 pm
  • Tweeked himself right to jail; temporarily I’m sure…

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 6:11 pm
  • Dum-de Dum DUMB!

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 5:52 pm

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