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Three people were busted on Thursday by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department’s Tactical Impact Unit in Hernando.

The execution of a search warrant at 622 E. Wacker St. led to the arrests of Marc Anthony Carroll, 34, and Amy Ray Lutes, 29, who are listed as living at the address, and Anthony Ryan Lolly, 25, of 4996 N. Tallahassee Road in Crystal River.


FROM LEFT: Marc Anthony Carroll, Amy Ray Lutes and Anthony Ryan Lolly


According to the arrest report, the search yielded a syringe in Lolly’s right-front pocket that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Found in his left pocket was a cigarette pack with a pack of rolling papers and a marijuana cigarette.

All defendants were read their rights and agreed to speak with deputies.

Carroll was asked if there were any active meth cooks or hazardous materials inside the residence. He said there were chemicals and some older cooks, but nothing that was active. At that time, fire/hazmat began air quality checks and ventilation of the residence. While that occurred, all three defendants were questioned.

All toxic waste and chemicals in reference to the methamphetamine manufacture from the residence and the rear yard of the home.

A further search of the residence, led to the discovery of multiple syringes. One of the syringes was loaded with one gram of liquid, which tested positive for methamphetamine. Also, the glass vile that defendant carroll described, was located and did contain 2 to 3 grams of methamphetamine.

All three suspects were arrested and taken to the Citrus County jail and booked.

Lolly was charged with possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of chemicals with the intent of manufacturing a controlled substance.

Lutes and Carroll were each charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or manufacture, conspiracy to commit an illegal offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia and chemicals used to manufacture a controlled substance.

Bond for Carroll and Lutes was set at $165,500 each, and Lolly’s bond was set at $166.000.




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