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Cops: Proactive Patrol nets 4 arrests in Spring Hill

Spring Hill, FL-- Hernando Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Unit and patrol deputies arrested multiple people in what they called a "proactive patrol" of known drug areas last week. 

According to reports, deputies made several traffic stops in Spring Hill on Thursday, November 1. Many subjects were interviewed, and four were arrested, resulting in the seizure of illegal substances, a vehicle and a cumulative total of nearly $5,000.

The first subject, 41-year-old Bertha Hart was reportedly arrested for possessing Crack Cocaine, and intending to sell it within 1,000 feet of a school, among four other drug offenses. Her bond is set at $41,000, officials say. 

The second subject, 60-year-old Howard Davis was also arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine. Officials say they seized 3.3 grams of the substance, over $250 and his 2004 Acura. They set his bond at $20,000. 

Officials also arrested 48-year-old Lawrence Gillespie during the "proactive patrol". Gillespie reportedly had Oxycodone on him, and was driving with a suspended or revoked license. Officials seized the pills, and set his bond at $5,500.

The final reported arrest from last week's patrol was of 41-year-old Richard Hart. Reports say Hart possessed Meth, Oxycodone, Crack Cocaine and Marijuana. Charges show Hart intended to sell the Crack and the Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a daycare. His charges landed him a set bond of over $100,000. 

Officials say they seized 8.3 grams of Meth, nearly 100 Oxycodone tablets, nearly 20 grams of Crack and over 100 grams of Marijuana, as well as almost $4,500.

"This operation was extremely successful and future operations are planned for other areas of the county" said Sheriff Al Nienhuis. "We will continue to ensure that our streets are a safe place to live, work and play."

All subjects were taken to the Hernando County Detention Center. All subjects have reportedly bonded out, with the exception of Richard Hart, who remains incarcerated.


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