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THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AFTER AUTHORITIES RAIDED THE HOME OF A KNOWN DEEP CREEK DRUG DEALER.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY NARCOTICS DETECTIVES HAD THE HOME AT 26110-B EXPLORER ROAD UNDER SURVEILLANCE BECAUSE OF THREE PREVIOUS DRUG BUYS SINCE SEPTEMBER.  TUESDAY THEY STORMED THE HOME AT AROUND 4:30 PM AND FOUND NUMEROUS PILL BOTTLES AS WELL AS BAGGIES OF MARIJUANA AND ASSORTED PARAPHERNALIA ITEMS.  26 YEAR OLD MICHAEL DELFINO, WHO LIVES AT THE HOME, WAS ALSO FOUND TO HAVE A .380 HIGH POINT SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL ON HIS LEFT HIP THAT HE HAD DISPLAYED IN A PREVIOUS UNDERCOVER BUY IN OCTOBER ALONG WITH NEARLY $1200 DOLLARS CASH.  DETECTIVES FILED A TOTAL OF 21 CHARGES ON DELFINO, AND THEY ALSO ARRESTED 18 YEAR OLD ZACK BRINKERHOFF AND 29 YEAR OLD MICHAEL MAUPIN ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES.  MAUPIN WAS RELEASED AFTER POSTING A $2000 DOLLAR BOND, WHILE BRINKERHOFF IS BEING HELD ON AN $8000 DOLLAR BOND AND DELFINO ON A $21,000 DOLLAR BOND.