75-year-old Citrus County man arrested for selling ‘significant amounts’ of cannabis from home

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CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Citrus County man was arrested for selling significant amounts of marijuana from his home.

According to the sheriff’s office, on Tuesday around 9:45 a.m., a search warrant was served at 12770 South Oakview Avenue in Floral City.

Narcotics detectives obtained the warrant after learning the home was used to sell significant amounts of marijuana.

The homeowner, William Carlton Sr., 75, was arrested in the investigation.

During the execution of the warrant, detectives found 464 grams of cannabis, 20-gauge shotgun ammunition and over $25,500 in cash inside of Carlton’s bedroom.

Detectives searched a large wooden barn on the property and found 711 grams of cannabis and various pieces of distribution equipment that included a vacuum seal machine, a large digital scale and various-sized plastic baggies used to package drugs.

Detectives learned the cash in Carlton’s room was obtained from the illicit sale of cannabis. 

It was seized for forfeiture.

Due to the large sum of cash and evidence collected, detectives estimated that Carlton was selling pounds of illegal marijuana on a daily basis.

He was arrested and charged for possession of cannabis with the intent to distribute, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of paraphernalia. 

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