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Hernando Deputies Find Stolen Car, Drugs

Carrie Lynn Kearns | Noel Figueroa | Arrests

The driver and the passenger were both arrested.

SPRING HILL – Deputes searching for a stolen car found both the car and drugs, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Carrie Lynn Kearns, 32, of Spring Hill, was driving the car, deputies said. Kearns was charged with one count each of grand theft auto, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana w/Intent to sell, possession of heroin, possession of MDMA/ecstasy, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies said she also had a cut straw with a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine hidden in her bra. When officers at the detention center found it, she was also charged with one count of introduction of contraband.

Noel Figueroa, 40, of Spring Hill, was charged with one count each of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hernando Deputies Trevor Jones and Zachary Burkhart (in training) took a stolen vehicle report Wednesday (Oct 31) on a 2016 Cheverolet Camaro. The car had last been seen at the owner’s home on Oct. 25. The owner told deputies he believed that an acquaintance may have taken the car so he waited to see if it would be returned. After six days, the owner reported it as stolen.

On Thursday, while on patrol, Jones and Burkhart spotted the stolen Chevrolet traveling south on Commercial Way from Toucan Trail in Spring Hill.

Jones and Burkhart were in an unmarked vehicle, allowing them to follow the stolen cr while awaiting the arrival of additional deputies. The driver, Kearns, pulled into the 7-Eleven convenience store on Commercial Way near Berkeley Manor Boulevard.

Once the Chevrolet was stopped, deputies took both Kearns and Figueroa into custody.

Photo shows Carrie Lynn Kearns, left, and Noel Figueroa.

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Hernando Deputies Find Stolen Car, Drugs
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