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Citrus County couple arrested after nearly a pound of marijuana found in home with baby inside

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 00:09:23-04

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- A couple in Citrus County is accused of having drugs and smoking marijuana in the presence of their 3-month-old baby.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office responded to a search warrant at a home in the 9300 block of North Travis Drive in Citrus Springs. Deputies were told Samuel Gorman and his girlfriend, Amber Branson, were receiving marijuana through the mail and used different techniques to extract THC wax and hashish. Deputies were also told the couple smoked marijuana inside their home in the precense of their 3-month-old child.

Upon arrival, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana and found the couple and their roommate at the home.

Following the search warrant, deputies uncovered 73 grams of cannabis wax, 15 vape cartridge syringes, over 12 grams of hishish, two vape canisters, 435 grams of marijuana, over 10 pounds of edibles, drug paraphernalia, manufacturing equipment and over $6,000 in cash.

Gorman and Branson were both charged with possession of a place used to manufacture controlled substance when a minor is present or resides there, possession of cannabis with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, possession of manufacturing equipment and possession of paraphernalia.

The Department of Children and Families removed the child from the couple's custody.