Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-121

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 15, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspects Arrested After Delivering Drugs to Detectives

    An undercover operation nets suspects with cocaine, guns and cash.
    • Monday
    • April 12, 2010
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Highway 301 South and Big Bend Road
    • Riverview, Florida
    Homero Saenz Morales, DOB 9-12-86
    17606 Highway 301 South

    Trafficking in Cocaine
    Conspiracy to Traffic
    Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Ramiro Pesina, Jr. DOB 4-28-78
    17611 Morales Lane

    Trafficking in Cocaine
    Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    On April 12, 2010, members of the Major Violators Unit conducted a buy bust operation at Big Bend Road and Highway 301 South. During the operation, Ramiro Pesina delivered approximately 250 grams of cocaine to an undercover detective. Homero Morales was arrested on scene for supplying the cocaine. Homero Morales was also found to be in possession of approximately 12 pounds of marijuana. 

    A search of the residence revealed an additional 359 grams of cocaine, 5 handguns, 3 rifles, and multiple rounds of ammunition, 88.1 grams of marijuana, several pounds of cutting agent for cocaine, and a Harley motorcycle with the vehicle identification number removed. The results of the investigation included the seizure of 612 grams of cocaine, 8 firearms, and $5,177 in US currency, 12 pounds of marijuana and the four arrests.

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