Citrus County, FL) During the early morning hours of August 20, 2020, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) and SWAT team served a search warrant at 4 North Monroe Street in Beverly Hills.
TIU detectives arrested the home’s two residents, 30-year-old William Ray, and 62-year-old Peter Luther. Ray was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, his bond was set at $3,000. Luther, a six time convicted felon who was currently out on bond, was charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, operating a nuisance drug house, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Luther was denied bond for this new arrest due to a previous felony arrest.
During a search warrant served on June 9, 2020, at this same residence, Luther was arrested for drug trafficking as well as weapon charges. During the June search, Luther informed detectives that he has administered the opiate overdose antagonist drug naloxone (Narcan) to at least seven individuals to revive them while at his residence. Luther posted bond using a bail bond company on June 24, 2020, and was released.
“We will not relent in our efforts to clean illicit narcotics off the streets of Citrus County. Furthermore, we will continue to pursue these known dealers until we can ensure that they are no longer a threat to the citizens of Citrus County,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “The detectives within the Tactical Impact Unit have proven yet again their dedication to making Citrus County the safest community in Florida.”
If you have any information on drug activity in our community, please do not hesitate to call the CCSO non-emergency line at (352) 726-1121. To submit a tip while remaining anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS