HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – On Wednesday at around 12:50 a.m., a Hernando County Sheriff’s deputy on proactive patrol, conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle traveling on Commercial Way.
The driver was identified as Julio Feliciano, 33. Feliciano indicated his driver’s license was suspended, and a query of his license indicated it had been suspended since 2009 for Driving Under the Influence.
Deputy G. Locke and his K-9 partner Argo arrived on the scene to perform a drug sniff of the vehicle, Argo, the K-9, quickly alerted to the presence of narcotics.
Upon searching Feliciano, deputies located two clear baggies, one of which contained a white crystal substance later identified as methamphetamine. Feliciano was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Knowingly Driving while License is Suspended/Revoked.
The passenger, Melissa Croy, 41, was also detained at the scene. Deputies searched Croy and found several items that tested positive for fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Croy was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both Feliciano and Croy were transported to the Hernando County Detention Center.
Feliciano’s bond was set at $8,000, while Croy’s bond was set at $16,000.