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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-058

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 10, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Detectives Use Warrant To Nab Habitual Offender

    Drugs, paraphernalia and a handgun are discovered in the suspect's residence.
    • Tuesday
    • February 9, 2010
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • 802 East 129th Avenue
    • Tampa

    Joseph Barton, DOB 4-2-83

    802 East 129th Avenue

    Tampa, FL


    Armed Trafficking in Cocaine

    Felon in Possession of a Firearm

    Possession of Marijuana

    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    On February 9, 2010 at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit served a court authorized search warrant at the address of 802 East 129th Avenue in Tampa

    A search of the residence revealed 60 grams of crack cocaine, 28 grams of marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia.  A loaded Jennings .22LR handgun was also recovered inside the residence.  The owner of the residence, Joseph Barton, is a convicted habitual felony offender and was taken into custody without incident. 

    The value of the recovered drugs is $2,500.00.
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