Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-248

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 9, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Deputies Arrest Two Individuals For Trafficking In Marijuana

    Deputies confiscate 50 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $65,000.
    • Saturday
    • July 7, 2012
    • Time: 1:30 PM
    • 12015 Butler Wood Circle
    • Riverview, Florida


    Emory Lawson
    DOB: 7/19/1986
    13210 Prestwick Drive
    Riverview, FL


    • Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Operating a Drug House
    • Burglary to a Structure
    • Fleeing and Eluding
    • Reckless Driving


    Amy Ubinas
    DOB: 8/17/1989
    13210 Prestwick Drive
    Riverview, FL


    • Trafficking in Marijuana


    On July 7, 2012, deputies developed information that Emory Lawson was distributing marijuana. Deputies had Lawson under surveillance and saw Emory leave his residence in a 1999 Lexus carrying a green bag. Deputies followed Lawson and attempted a traffic stop. Lawson drove into a yard at 12015 Butler Woods Circle and bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot with the green bag. Lawson threw the bag and it was located by a K-9. Lawson was found hiding in a shed at 12015 Butler Wood Circle.

    Deputies returned to the Prestwick Drive address and came in contact with Lawson's girlfriend, Amy Ubinas. Ubinas gave deputies permission to search the residence and deputies discovered 50 lbs. of marijuana in three duffel bags in
    their bedroom. The marijuana was all packaged for distribution, 62 baggies with a street value of $65,000. Lawson had $12,497 in cash on him at the time of his arrest.
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