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On January 22 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Lake County sheriff's narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at a home located at 54618 County Road 445A in Astor. The investigation began as a result of numerous complaints from citizens regarding drug activity in the home.

The sheriff's SWAT team was used to make entry and secure the home for detectives to serve the search warrant. Upon entry, nine people were located at the property as detectives soon realized the home was being used as a flop house; two of the individuals were sleeping in a shed on the property and the residence had no power.

Upon searching the residence, detectives located user amounts of narcotics and drug paraphernalia and arrested the following four subjects:

Rhonda F. Peterson (D.O.B. 10/12/76)
Charges: Possession of meth and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription

Damian S. Favela (D.O.B. 12/23/84)
Charges: Possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia

Dorothy N. McIntosh (D.O.B. 09/19/81)
Charges: Possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Michael Lugo (D.O.B. 04/30/82)
Charges: Arrested on active felony warrant out of Volusia County

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Released by John Herrell

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