BROOKSVILLE, FL – On Monday, January 23, 2023 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting proactive patrols in the area of Damac Estates in Brooksville when they observed a male riding a bicycle with no lights on it. The deputies conducted a Traffic Stop on the bicycle at Canal Drive and Carol Drive. The bicycle rider was issued a verbal warning for the equipment violation.
According to authorities, the deputies then asked the rider if he would consent to a search of his person, to which he replied, “I have a little bit of weed on me.” He then pulled a baggie, containing a green leafy substance, from his left front pocket. Along with that baggie, another baggie, which contained a white crystal-like substance, came out of his pocket. The rider attempted to conceal the second baggie by holding it in a closed fist.
The bicycle rider, identified as Joseph Revell, was placed into custody. A search of Revell’s person revealed a small headphones case in his waistband. Inside the case, deputies located a cut straw that contained a crystal-like residue, a clear baggy containing a white powder-like substance, and a pill, later determined to be Oxycodone. One additional baggie, containing a white crystal-like substance, was located in Revell’s left pocket.
According to authorities, the green leafy substance field tested positive for the presence of THC and weighed 3.4 grams. The white crystal-like substance, the residue on the straw, and the contents of the last baggie all tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine and weighed 5.2 grams and 0.9 grams, respectively. The white powder-like substance tested positive for the presence of Fentanyl and weighed 5.8 grams, which is over the trafficking amount of 4 grams.
43 year-old Joseph Nathan Revell was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center and charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.
Revell told deputies he was transporting the drugs “for a friend.”