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Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two For Drug Trafficking

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – In the early morning hours Thursday, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU), alongside the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team executed a search warrant at 10915 E. Trails End Road in Floral City. The search warrant comes after months of investigation, revealing the home’s occupants were selling methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl.

The two individuals residing in the home, Tommie Durell Neal Jr. and Rebecca Ann Carter, each have extensive criminal histories. Neal’s 10 prior felony convictions include the sale of illegal narcotics and several violent offenses such as Battery by Strangulation and Kidnapping. Carter’s rap sheet includes seven prior felony charges relating to narcotics and the Possession of a Short Barreled Rifle/Machine Gun.

After an extensive search of the residence, TIU detectives located a trafficking amount of methamphetamine as well as fentanyl, manufacturing equipment, cannabis, and ammunition.

“The use and sale of illicit narcotics, as we have seen recently, opens the door for a whole host of other dangerous crimes to occur, as we see in this case and these suspect’s histories,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office continues to vigorously pursue those selling illicit narcotics in our community because their capture protects our citizens in every corner of Citrus County from the crimes that occur as a result of this drug activity.”

Neal and Carter’s bonds each have been set at $47,000 for the following charges:

  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Fentanyl With Intent to Sell
  • Possession of Firearm/ Ammunition by Convicted Felon
  • Own, Lease, Rent Drug Dwelling
  • Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

If you have information regarding drug activity in Citrus County, please contact the CCSO non-emergency line at (352) 726-1121 or to remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS.

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