Detectives Bust Meth Lab in Retirement Community

Brian Vincent W/M 03-21-1982

On 12-03-16, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit responded to a residence on Deercroft Court in Spring Hill in reference to a methamphetamine lab. Initially, patrol deputies responded to the residence, which is located in the Wellington subdivision after receiving a tip that a meth lab may be located within the residence. Deputies made contact with the homeowner and were allowed entry to check for a possible lab. It is worth noting that there were two young children in the home.

HCSO Alert: Vice and Narcotics Unit Scores a Trifecta with Three Successful Search Warrants


Over the past week, detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed three residential search warrants within Hernando County.

The search warrants were the result of lengthy investigations where undercover operatives were able to purchase narcotics from individuals in each of the residences. Detectives were made aware of illegal drug activity at each residence after neighborhood complaints were received by the Sheriff's Office.

Hernando County Arrest Summaries 11/20 - 11/27/16


Disclaimer: An arrest is not a conviction

Kuzniasz, Craig Philip
YOB 1973
Arrest Date: 11/20/16 19:26
Arresting incident summary: Other shoppers at Family Dollar at 7419 Spring Hill Dr observed Kuzniasz taking candy bars and Tisdale wine from the shelf and leaving the store without paying for the items. Kuzniasz admitted to the theft.
Bond: $500
Court date: 12/14/16 0900 hours courtroom C

Vice and Narcotics Unit Busts Drug House Located Just Feet Away From Elementary School Playground


Photo by HCSO

On 09-28-2016 at approximately 09:47 a.m., detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a drug search warrant at 5509 Roble Avenue in Spring Hill. This residence is located directly across the street from Spring Hill Elementary School. Sheriff's detectives became concerned with the activity that was occurring at the residence, particularly because of the close proximity to the school. Over the past year, the Sheriff's Office received 54 calls for service, for various reasons, to this residence.

Shooting in Woodland Waters involved Deputy and Sergeant, both on leave


The normally quiet neighborhood of Woodland Waters in Weeki Wachee was the scene of a shooting at a residence this afternoon involving a Hernando County Sheriff's Deputy and Sergeant. The HCSO released the name of the individual who was shot and killed, Joseph Allen Schlosser, 69.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Schlosser was possibly suicidal and had numerous weapons inside the home. This information was first provided to the Sheriff's Office via 9-1-1 by a healthcare professional.

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Burglary and Grand Theft Suspect


James Chesteen

On September 9 at 6:33 p.m., a deputy on proactive patrol along U.S. 19 noticed a vehicle that started to swerve as his patrol cruiser pulled up behind the driver. The deputy noted several people appeared to be moving around inside the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle proceeded to make a quick right turn into a nearby business. After pulling into the business, the driver then quickly exited the parking lot and once again headed north on U.S. 19. Due to the suspicious behavior the deputy performed a tag check and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen out of Jacksonville.