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Man accused of bigamy

- Most people don't marry their second spouse until they get divorced from their first one.

But authorities say that wasn't the case when a man got married in Highlands County in 2011.

Records show that Raul Peraza Sigler married in 2005 in Kissimmee and then married another woman in 2011 in Highlands County. The only problem was that Sigler and his first wife were still married at the time of his second marriage, according to a warrant released Thursday.

Sigler, 52, 2459 Windfield Drive, Kissimmee, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with bigamy.

The report says he married his first wife on March 30, 2005. He married his second wife on Nov. 7, 2011, but at the time had not sought a divorce from his first wife, the report said.

Woman arrested on drug charges

- A woman's special hiding place for her drugs did not save her from being arrested, according to a report released Thursday.

Shannon Denise Hendrix, 36, 816 S. Palmer Ave., Avon Park, was arrested April 15 by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment.

The report says that deputies found a bag of methamphetamine behind her bra, the report said.

Members of the Sheriff's Office's special operations unit/crime suppression team were serving a search warrant at the time of the discovery, the report said.