5 arrested after undercover operation unveils illegal activities, Nazi propaganda

Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 17:58:05-04

Five known felons were arrested in Pasco County after an undercover investigation unveiled countless illegal activities including hundreds of pages of American Nazi Family propaganda.

Pasco County Sheriff's deputies made the arrests on Tuesday after obtaining a search warrant for a property located at the 9200 block of Kiowa Drive in New Port Richey.

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During the search, deputies located the following within and around the property:

  • Hundreds of pages of American Nazi Family propaganda including rules, hierarchy, oaths, and more, deputies say
  • Hundreds of pages worth of miscellaneous bank account and additional personal identification information
  • Credit cards
  • Military IDs
  • State IDs
  • Veterans ID cards
  • Insurance cards
  • CIN #'s
  • Vehicle titles
  • Several items of drug paraphernalia including needles, bubbles, scales, spoons, etc.
  • Opiates
  • Approximately 12 grams of meth
  • Several gun holsters
  • Miscellaneous ammunition
  • Magazines
  • A Firestar 9 mm firearm
  • A High Point .45 ACP
  • A Glock 23
  • A rifle

Alexander Nowokunski, 33, Gabrielle Price, 24, Steven Crumbley, 31, Melinda Zalneraitis, 47, and Michael Baun, 28, were all arrested for the following offenses:

  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm (X4) and Ammo
  • Possession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Number
  • Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Meth
  • Possession of Opiates
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

Deputies also recovered a stolen vehicle. 

Deputies say that all five of the suspects arrested are known felons. Crumbley and Nowokunski are both documented gang members.

The search warrant was issued as part of an undercover operation, deputies did not release further information.