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Deputies: Six arrested for trafficking meth, drugs in Jackson County

Posted at 7:19 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 07:50:59-05

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Six people are facing drug possession and trafficking charges after deputies caught them with a large quantity of crystal meth during a search of a home in Jackson County.

According to the Jackson County Sheriffs Office, deputies executed a search warrant at 45-year-old Kevin Hobgood's home on Panhandle Road on Tuesday.

Deputies say Hobgood and his concubine, Stephanie Rossner,33, were suspected to be regularly distributing illegal narcotics outside of the home.

During the search, investigators found a large quantity of crystal meth, an assortment of items utilized in the distribution and use of meth and a large amount of cash suspected to come from from the proceeds of drug sales.

Deputies say four other potential buyers, users, or co-distributors were also arrested at the residence along with Hobgood and Rossner.

Hobgood and Rossner are both facing multiple charges including trafficking meth and operating a drug house.

Michael Brady, Tronny Knapp and Cynthia Keiser were also charged with trafficking meth.

Traci Fears is being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The search warrant came as the result of numerous citizen complaints.

Deputies say additional arrests are forthcoming as the investigation continues.