A 53-year old Spring Hill man was booked Wednesday on $12,000 bond for drug possession charges after a deputy saw him bending over a drain and holding a purple Crown Royal bag.
David Edward Gangloff, located behind a row of businesses on Spring Hill Drive, told the deputy: “I’m looking for my cat because I have a rat problem,” according to an arrest affidavit. Gangloff said he was washing up in a sink behind the businesses.
Deputies found two syringes in the bag — one without a cap — containing methamphetamine.
Gangloff resisted being taken into custody, became uncooperative and pushed and pulled on the deputies, according to the affidavit. The man later said he does not “shoot up” anymore, though fresh track marks were observed on one arm, the affidavit said.
Gangloff was booked in the Hernando County Jail on charges of two counts of possessing methamphetamine, three counts of drug equipment possession and resisting an officer without violence.
Court records show Gangloff was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and drug equipment in 2012, and on similar charges in 2009 and 2010. Gangloff also has been adjudicated guilty of felony and criminal traffic charges in the past that include DUI, cocaine possession, battery on a law enforcement officer, improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
Gangloff was incarcerated from 1998 to 1999, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.