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Marijuana bust made at unkept Kissimmee house

Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

A pair of Kissimmee residents were arrested Friday in connection with a search warrant that found drugs and deplorable conditions.

Kysa, 41, and Randy Donawa, 38, were charged with six counts of child neglect along with production of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Randy Donawa

Randy Donawa

Kysa Donawa

Kysa Donawa

Osceola County Sheriff’s agents Friday with the Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a Hollyhock Court residence in Kissimmee in response to prior surveillance. The agents found trash on the floor and overflowing from garbage cans. Roaches, flies and spiders were on the walls and in the beds. The report said agents were “immediately overwhelmed by the smell of urine and foul food.”

During the investigation, which also produced 26 marijuana plants, eight grams of marijuana, counterfeit money and a handgun, agents discovered that six children resided in the home. They were not present during Friday’s search.

Based on this information, the Department of Children and Families was contacted and the children were placed in their care, Sheriff’s spokesperson Twis Lizasuain said.

Kysa was briefly employed by the Department of Children and Families as a child protective investigator, the arrest report noted. When detectives asked her about marijuana plants she had to walk past to hang laundry on a line outside, the report said she claimed to not know what they were.

The pair were transported to the Osceola County Jail, where they have since bonded out. The investigation is ongoing.

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