Charlie Paxson said the only commotion that normally happens on Larkin Road in Spring Hill is cars going too fast.
“We call this street out here the Larkin Speedway.”
But now he knows, a couple doors down, something a lot more dangerous was happening.
“I had no idea all that stuff was going on down there. I mind my own business, stay out of trouble. That’s what I do.”
The Hernando Sheriff’s Office brought out the SWAT team Wednesday to raid Devan Bristol’s house and arrest him.
They said he was dealing cocaine all over Spring Hill.
Inside Bristol’s home, investigators said they found cocaine, 22 pounds of pot, liquid codeine, a gun and $35,000 in cash.
They also seized his Mercedes.
“People get murdered over stuff like this, and with children and other innocent people that were inside the house that had no involvement in this, it could have been a very big tragedy,” said Sgt. Scott Lamia.
The Sheriff’s Office said Bristol’s 3-year-old son was in the home within reach of the crack and even went along on drug deals.
“I was scared for the baby,” said Paxson.
Investigators said Bristol, who deputies arrested 20 times before, also had an EBT card for government assistance in his name.
“It’s very frustrating to know that our federal tax dollars are going to somebody that’s driving around in a $88,000 car, selling drugs, and he has $35,000 in cash, but he has an EBT card. That’s just not acceptable,” said Sheriff Al Nienhuis.
The Sheriff’s Office said when they showed up, Bristol tried to run out of back door leaving his son and girlfriend behind.
He was caught, and his girlfriend was arrested too.
Paxson is just glad to see the drugs off his street.
“It’s not natural. And if it’s against the law I like it even less.”