HERNANDO COUNTY, FL. – On Wednesday, Hernando County Sheriff Deputies on patrol observed a white male exiting a white sedan that was parked in the driveway of a residence.
As the male exited the vehicle, Deputy Bierwiler immediately recognized it to be Steven Langone, as he had previous encounters with Langone.
As Langone gathered his belongings from the vehicle, Deputy Jones conducted a query through various law enforcement databases and learned Langone had an active felony warrant for Violation of Probation out of Hernando County.
When Langone finished gathering his belongings (a backpack and what appeared to be laundry) from the vehicle the deputies announced their presence.
Langone ignored the deputies and walked hurriedly into the residence, refusing to look back at the deputies.
As Langone entered the residence, the homeowner came outside. It was confirmed Langone did not live there and was just visiting. Permission was obtained to enter the residence to search for Langone.
After searching various rooms, deputies located Langone hiding in a closet. Langone was still in possession of the backpack he carried in from the vehicle.
When deputies located the baggies of what was believed to be sugar, Langone immediately identified the substance as sugar. He stated he sells the substance as “fake narcotics” to “help people get off their addiction.”
Steven Edward Langone Jr. was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center. He was charged with:
- Trafficking in Fentanyl
- Possession of Methamphetamine
- Possession of Controlled Substance (2 counts)
- Possession of Counterfeit Controlled Substance w/Intent to Sell
- Possession of New Drug No Intent to Sell (2 counts)
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Resist Arrest w/o Violence
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