Man calls deputies, gets arrested

Dec. 31, 2012 at 3:53 PM

MARATHON, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man who called the sheriff's office to complain about his neighbors was arrested for possession of 3.8 ounces of marijuana.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said a deputy visited the home of Michael Csernik, 77, in the Keys RV Park in Marathon Saturday when neighbors complained about a large number of cars coming and going from his home and said they suspected him of selling drugs.

The deputy left when there was no answer at Csernik's door.

However, the deputy returned about an hour later when Csernik called the sheriff's office to complain about his neighbors taking pictures of the cars visiting his home.

When asked about why the cars were stopping at his home, Csernik said he had a lot of friends.

Csernik and his 51-year-old son, who was sitting on the front steps when the deputy arrived, consented to a search of the home and deputies discovered the marijuana in several plastic bags along with a scale.

Csernik, who told deputies his son had no knowledge of the marijuana, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a felony amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies said they also seized $1,363 in cash suspected to be proceeds from marijuana sales.

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