Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-166

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

    Cocaine Arrests

    Detectives arrest four suspects in drug investigation.
    • Tuesday
    • May 8, 2012
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • 1727 E. Busch Boulevard
    • Tampa, Florida


    Thomas William Snell
    DOB: 2/28/1975
    4891 NW 39th Street
    Lauderdale Lakes, FL
    • Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine

    Eric Nethor McGill
    DOB: 8/06/1961
    14 Cedardale Court
    Palm Coast, FL
    • Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
    • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

    Elijah Banks III
    DOB: 10/05/1970
    651 Yelvington Road
    East Palatka, FL
    • Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine
    • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

    Reynaldo Garcia
    DOB: 1/06/1973
    26460 Croft Lane
    Brooksville, FL
    • Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine


    On May 8, 2012, the Major Violators Unit with the assistance of the Tampa Police Department concluded a two week long drug investigation. Four suspects were arrested when they conspired to purchase a kilogram of cocaine in exchange for $34,000.00 in US currency. The suspects, Reynaldo Garcia, Eric McGill, Elijah Banks and Thomas Snell were all charged with conspiracy to traffic in cocaine over 400 grams. Suspects Banks and McGill, both being convicted felons, brought a 9mm pistol to the scene and were also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A Ford Expedition and a Chrysler van were also seized at the scene along with the $34,000.00 cash.

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