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Deputies stop speeder, make drug bust

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A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust when deputies from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) pulled over a driver for speeding and then arrested him for possession of drugs.

According to the HCSO, on April 30, a pair of deputies were conducting traffic enforcement operations when one of them clocked a gray four-door vehicle traveling north on Ponce de Leon
Boulevard approaching Citrus Way at 52- miles-per-hour (MPH) in a 32-MPH zone.

When the deputies stopped him for speeding, they found that the vehicle’s driver, 40-year-old Jason Sipos was in possession of legal narcotics including more than 708 grams of marijuana, THC oil, THC, and 2.3 grams of Methamphetamine as well as some drug paraphernalia.

When they attempted to arrest him, Sipos resisted and battered one of the deputies, the HCSO said.

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Jason Sipos
Jason Sipos- Photo courtesy of HCSO.

After subduing him, Sipos was arrested and booked into the Hernando County Detention Center on charges of battering a law enforcement officer; possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

He is being held on a $13,000 bond.

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