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Police Team Together to Arrest Armed Heroin Trafficker

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DUNNELLON, Fla. — Officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Dunnellon Police Department worked together to bring down a man charged with armed heroin trafficking as well as other felony and misdemeanor charges.

According to a spokesperson for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, 38-year-old Michael Gore was arrested late Monday night after officers found a “trafficking amount of heroin” in his possession during a traffic stop.

Dunnellon Police Officer Eldon Raines was on patrol when he spotted Gore in a parking lot at the Wal-Mart located on North Williams Street. Raines had been notified earlier in the day by deputies that there was a probable cause arrest warrant for Gore in connection with other charges including false imprisonment of a woman and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Officer Raines immediately notified deputies of Gore’s location and pursued Gore until deputies were able to join.

Once deputies arrived, Raines and the deputies assisted each other in conducting a traffic stop and successfully took Gore into custody.

During the stop, officers searched Gore’s vehicle where they found a handgun that had been reported stolen, a “trafficking amount” of individually packaged heroin, methamphetamine, oxycodone, marijuana, and other various drug paraphernalia.

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Gore, being a convicted felon, was subsequently charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as various other charges including battery, kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, armed trafficking in heroin, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, grand theft of a firearm, and possession of s controlled substance.

Gore was transported to the Marion County Jail where he remains without bond.

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