HOMOSASSA — Two Homosassa men are facing charges after deputies said they busted a methamphetamine lab inside one of the men’s apartments.

Peter Arnow, 68, and Sean Kinney, 50, are facing several charges in connection with their arrests, which happened Wednesday.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, officers were preparing to execute a search warrant at the apartments on Miss Maggie Drive when they saw Arnow leave one of the units.

Peter Arnow, 68 (left), and Sean Kinney, 50 (right), are facing several charges in connection with their arrests, which happened Wednesday.


Deputies conducted a traffic stop, during which a K-9 unit discovered a small pill bottle containing hydromorphone, the report said. They also said they found a receipt for lye and a straw that contained a residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.

At the same time, deputies arrested Kinney, who was in one of the apartments. Deputies said that after they had read Kinney his Miranda rights, he told them he would show them where everything was.

Kinney later admitted to manufacturing methamphetamine, and that Arnow had been supplying him with Sudafed, the report said. Deputies said Kinney also told them Arnow sometimes helped buy the chemicals used to make meth, and in return he would give him some of the final product.

The report goes on to say that Kinney then told them Arnow would use the meth and sell it, and that the two men had been doing this since November 2012. They say Arnow later confirmed this in an interview.

According to deputies, they seized all of the materials and supplies used to manufacture the methamphetamine, and that the cooking mechanisms tested positive for meth. Those materials will be destroyed at the landfill, deputies said.

Both men were taken to the Citrus County Detention Facility, where they are being held on a total bond of $205,500.







  1. Doc says:

    It’s not just for young people anymore!