Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Brooksville man faces drug charges


BROOKSVILLE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested an 18-year-old Brooksville man on various drug charges.

At about 6:45 a.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to a home at 12154 Timber Lane to investigate an unrelated matter. While there they encountered Kyle Schwieterman. A deputy checking out the interior of the house reported seeing marijuana shavings and smelling the drug inside a bedroom.

Schwieterman walked to a computer desk, took out a blue box holding a cigar containing a green leafy substance, and told deputies was a "joint," authorities said.

Schwieterman also said he had two marijuana plants growing in the bathroom, and showed them to deputies.

Schwieterman then said he might have more marijuana in a glass jar and a green container beneath the computer desk.

Deputies found both items and a green leafy substance. They also found a black bong, a marijuana pipe, grinders, a digital scale and a plastic bag containing seeds which Schwieterman said were marijuana seeds, the sheriff's report said.

Deputies arrested Schwieterman and put him in the back of a patrol car, where they said he kept talking about the best way to grow pot.

Schwieterman was charged with one count of cultivation of marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was taken to the Hernando County Jail and held on $7,000 bail.


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