Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-005

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 3, 2014
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    Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Marijuana Grow House

    Two people arrested.
    • Thursday
    • January 2, 2014
    • Time: 1:23 PM
    • 6018 Beacon Isles Drive, Apt 204
    • Tampa


    Matthew Buchanan
    DOB: 4/15/1993
    6018 Beacon Isles Drive #204
    Tampa, FL


    • Manufacture Marijuana
    • Possession Marijuana w/Intent to Sell
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
    • Possession of Controlled Substance
    • Own, Lease or Rent for purpose of Trafficking


    Brittany McLaughlin
    DOB: 1/10/1995
    9040 Tree Valley Cr
    Tampa, FL


    • Possession of Marijuana


    On January 2, 2014 at approximately 1:23 p.m., detectives executed a court authorized search warrant at 6018 Beacon Isles Drive Apartment 204 in Tampa. Detectives located one bedroom and closet that was converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana. A total of 15 marijuana plants were recovered, along with 38 oxycodone pills, $1,369.00 US currency and a Ruger .38 revolver. The Ruger .38 revolver was reported stolen in the county during a burglary in October.

    Matthew Buchanan was arrested and charged with Manufacture Marijuana, Possession Marijuana w/Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts), Possession of Controlled Substance and Own, Lease or Rent for Purpose of Trafficking. Brittany McLaughlin was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. Buchanan and McLaughlin were transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.

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