Roberto Ingles MUG January 2019

Roberto Ingles

An Inverness man already accused of trafficking in heroin was arrested again after authorities found a variety of narcotics, including several grams of fentanyl, in his rectum.

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies arrested Roberto Eli Ingles early Monday morning after finding the 29-year-old with heroin-laced drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop, according to Ingles’ arrest report.

After Ingles told deputies he didn’t have illegal items on his person, police took him to the county jail for processing. 

During a strip search, jail staff found two plastic baggies inside Ingles’ body. One bag had 7.21 grams of fentanyl inside, and the other contained less than a gram of both methamphetamine and heroin, Ingles’ arrest report shows.

Ingles was then charged with trafficking in more than 4 grams of fentanyl, two counts of possessing a controlled substance, introducing contraband into a detention facility and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $32,000.

At the time of his arrest, Ingles was out on bond for similar charges connected to a Dec. 12 CCSO drug raid that resulted in the seizures of 13 grams of heroin and numerous prescription pills, according to reports. Ingles has a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 14.

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916 or

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