Hernando Deputies Bust Drug House near Pre-School
The drug house was near a pre-school and a church.
SPRING HILL – Two men were charged with drug-related offenses after deputies raided a house near a pre-school, the Hernando Sheriff’s Office said.
Arrested were Robert Pulitano, 62, of 949 Cobblestone Drive in Spring Hill, and Michael Morford, 62.
Pulitano was charged with two counts sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church and daycare, three counts sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church and daycare, three counts possession of a structure for sale of narcotics, one count possession of methamphetamine, four counts possession of a controlled substance, one count possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, four counts possession of marijuana, and four counts possession of paraphernalia. Deputies said Morford was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia containing methamphetamine residue.
Deputies said they were issued a search warrant after a lengthy investigation originating from a neighborhood complaint where undercover vice and narcotic detectives were able to purchase narcotics from Pulitano on several occasions. About 9 a.m. Friday (Sept. 16), deputies with the sheriff’s vice and narcotics unit, along with members of the SWAT Team, served the warrant at Pulitano’s Spring Hill home.
Deputies found several baggies containing methamphetamine, a plastic bag containing marijuana, a container filled with methadone pills and several items of drug paraphernalia. Detectives also
encountered unsafe living conditions and contacted Hernando County Code Enforcement who responded to evaluate the conditions. Code Enforcement representatives found numerous violations and will be following up with potential fines, deputies said.
Pulitano’s residence, was close to a church and a pre-school. The residence is on a route used by parents who walk their children to and from the pre-school.
For information about the Hernando sheriff, go to hernandosheriff.org.
Photos courtesy of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
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