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SPRING HILL – Not all of the drugs made it down the drain.


During a search warrant Tuesday, deputies arrested a woman who tried to hide her methamphetamine pipes by flushing them down the toilet, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelly Marie Crawford, 39, of 3316 Stephens Blvd., was apprehended shortly after 3 p.m. while she was standing in the hallway of her home in front of her bathroom, deputies said.

A search of her bathroom revealed “multiple broken glass pipes containing methamphetamine residue in the toilet,” according to an arrest report.

During her interview, Crawford disclosed she had tried to flush a meth pipe down the toilet moments before law enforcement arrived, deputies said.

Four more people were arrested in connection with the drug sting.

Among the items seized were 35 oxycodone tablets, several other types of prescription drugs, multiple meth pipes, laptops, a fake driver’s license, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and one spring-loaded knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

Crawford, as well as Anthony Fontaine, 42, Seth Heiser, 38, and Heather Miller, 33, were charged with destruction of evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fontaine, Heiser and Miller also were accused of flushing their meth pipes down the toilet.

Additionally, Crawford was charged with resisting arrest without violence and possession of a fake driver’s license. Deputies said she also had outstanding warrants out of New Hampshire.

Fontaine also was charged with violation of probation. A records check revealed he had been convicted of burglary.

James Norris, 48, also was arrested during the execution of the search warrant. He originally was arrested last week during another drug raid at a house off Pike Avenue, deputies said.

Norris had the spring-loaded knife in his back pocket and was charged with possession of a concealed weapon. His Harley Davidson also was seized, deputies said.

Norris had been out on bond for one day prior to his arrest Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Methamphetamine was discovered in various areas of the house besides the toilet, deputies said.

Pipes with drug residue were found in the kitchen and inside a dresser in one of the bedrooms, according to arrest reports.

An investigation into the discovery of various pharmaceutical drugs at the home is ongoing.

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