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Brooksville family charged in a narcotics case

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A Brooksville man, his father, and his sister are facing multiple charges in connection with their alleged sales of narcotics.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), members of the agency’s Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 821 Moonlight Ln. in Brooksville on July 20. The warrant was issued after an investigation revealed that 23-year-old Derrel Thomas Jr. was selling crack cocaine from that residence.

During their search, investigators found fluoro-fentanyl, crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia and subsequently charged Thomas Jr. with trafficking in fluoro-fentanyl, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with the sale of crack cocaine in connection with a previous undercover operation.

Derrel Thomas Sr.
Derrel Thomas Sr.
Photo Credit: HCSO
De’anna Thomas, 21.
De’anna Thomas, 21

Thomas’ father, 61-year-old Derrel Thomas Sr., and sister De’anna Thomas, 21. were also at the residence at the time of the search and were each charged with trafficking in fluoro-fentanyl, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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All three were booked into the Hernando County Detention Center and released on bond.

In addition to the drugs, investigators discovered a dog chained in the backyard without access to food or water.

HCSO’s Animal Enforcement Unit arrived on the scene and took custody of the dog.

A citation will be issued to its owners.

The investigation into the case is ongoing, and additional charges are pending.








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