Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Detectives Seize Illegal Narcotics

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Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Detectives Seize Illegal Narcotics

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 13:44
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Date:  May 8, 2020

HCSO News Release

On 05-08-20 in the early morning hours, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the HCSO SWAT team, executed a Search Warrant at 9226 Dan Lynn Street in Brooksville.

Detectives received information regarding the distribution of illegal narcotics occurring at this residence.

Investigation revealed, the resident, Tommy Owens, was in fact selling illegal narcotics from the residence.

During the execution of the Search Warrant, detectives located the following:

        8.6 grams of methamphetamine
        Multiple items of drug paraphernalia
        Smith and Wesson .380 caliber pistol
        Bobray .45 caliber pistol
        105 rounds of miscellaneous ammunition
        $3,967. In U.S. currency.

Thomas Oliver Owens DOB/10-02-1969 was arrested on scene and charged as follows:

        Possession of Methamphetamine w/Intent to Sell
        Possession of Paraphernalia.

In addition to the charges that resulted from the Search Warrant, Owens was also charged with the following (warrants):

        Trafficking in Methamphetamine
        Sale of a Controlled Substance
        Possession of a Controlled Substance w/Intent to Sell (2 counts)
        Possession of a Structure for Sale of Narcotics (2 counts)
        Possession of Paraphernalia (2 counts).

The total bond for all charges is $114,000.

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