Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-061

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 12, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Traffic Stop Leads To Seizure Of $9000 in Narcotics

    Driver gives Deputy and K9 authorization to search his vehicle allowing deputies to seize over $9,000 in drugs and parphernalia.
    • Thursday
    • February 11, 2010
    • Time: 8:15 AM
    • Hwy 41 N and 19th Avenue NE
    • Tampa,FL
    Suspects:
    Jose Angel Torres
    DOB 3-31-63
    6129 Palm Avenue #10
    Gibsonton, FL
    Lisa Ann Ruiz
    DOB 8-8-64
    6129 Palm Avenue #10
    Gibsonton, FL

    Charges:
    Trafficking in Cocaine
    Possession of Marijuana


    On February 11, 2010 at approximately 8:15 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted on a gold 2002 GMC truck for a traffic infraction.  The driver, Lisa Ruiz, and passenger Jose Torres agreed to a search of the vehicle.  Deputy Brian Davis and K-9 Teton responded and approached the vehicle and asked the occupants to exit the vehicle.  When Torres opened the passenger door several loose baggies of marijuana were observed on the floorboard.  Additionally, over 50 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle.  A search of Ruiz revealed 29 grams of cocaine in her pants.

    Total value of drugs seized is estimated at $9,000.00.  Both suspects were taken to the Orient Road Jail.
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