Hernando deputies arrest three, seize guns and drugs

SPRING HILL — Hernando County sheriff’s deputies said they raided a home Thursday morning after conducting an investigation and three undercover drug buys. Deputies arrested two men and a woman and said they seized guns, cocaine, marijuana and pain medication.

Both of the men arrested — Cay Rivera, 48, and James Early, 46 — have long criminal records and were charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Rivera and the woman who was arrested, Lauren Roessner, 24, were charged with armed trafficking of cocaine and pain medication. Rivera, Early and Roessner were also charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Deputies said that weapons taken from the house at 2117 Deborah Dr. — next to Gulf Coast Middle School — included three rifles, three pistols and three short-barreled shotguns. Deputies also said they seized more than two ounces of cocaine and 300 pills.

Rivera, Early and Roessner were all being held at the Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of bail.

Source : tampabay.com

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