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Man arrested on drug charges: They're for "personal use"

Hernando Today staff report

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SPRING HILL - A Spring Hill man was charged with possession of marijuana and prescription drugs after a conversation with Hernando deputies led to a search, deputies said.

Deputies started the conversation with Shane Thompson in the front yard of a home on Linden Drive. Thompson was patted down after law enforcement thought he smelled like marijuana, deputies said. They found a pill bottle and several small plastic bags with pills inside, deputies said.

Law enforcement recovered about 20 Xanax pills and 80 grams of marijuana, deputies said.

Thompson, 34, was arrested on three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

On the way to the jail, Thompson told a deputy the drugs were for "personal use."

Thompson was being held on $25,000 bond.

Court records show Thompson has been convicted of driving with a suspended or revoked license (habitual offender) and misdemeanor possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams).

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