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Multi-agency search of Leon County home uncovers drugs, stolen gun

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 10:35:49-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A multi-agency search of a home in Leon County led authorities to find more than a pound of synthetic marijuana, several ounces of crack cocaine and a stolen gun.

On Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, members of the Leon County Sheriff's office, joined by the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, executed a "narcotics-related search warrant" in the 100 block of Americana Street in the Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park.

Authorities say the search was done after undercover investigators made multiple controlled purchases from the home.

During the search, they found several ounces of crack cocaine, cocaine, and cannabis as well as 1.2 pounds of spice (aka synthetic marijuana). A stolen handgun, more than $3,500 in cash, digital scales and baggies were also found inside the home.

As a result of the search, seven people were arrested. Authorities say another four people were also arrested at the home for outstanding warrants.

“These types of collaborative efforts are what is needed to make Leon County a safer place to live, work, and play. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to drive the criminal element out of our community,” said Sheriff Walt McNeil.

A list of the people arrested during the investigation is below:

"The people of Leon County are safer as a result of these arrests and the strong partnership between federal law enforcement and the Sheriff’s Office,” said Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.