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David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-182

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 15, 2014
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    HCSO District I Deputies Conclude Month-Long Spice Investigation

    Deputies executed four search warrants on businesses within the District I area.
    • Thursday
    • May 1, 2014
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:


    Mutaz Elbooz (Owner of Kwik Stop)
    01/29/75
    8665 Manassas Rd.
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Armed Trafficking in Illegal Drugs (Oxycodone)
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Possession of Drug without Prescription Viagra (more charges pending)

    Seized Items:

      

    Details:

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office conducted a month-long investigation regarding Spice/synthetic marijuana sales from local businesses within the boundaries of HCSO District I and locations within the city of Tampa that had been identified as selling Spice to citizens who frequent or reside within the HCSO District I area. Four locations were targeted and enough evidence was gathered to obtain search warrants for those locations. All four search warrants were executed on May 14, 2014 at approximately 10:00 a.m.
    Participating in the search warrants were: District I Street Crimes A and B units, D-I District Intelligence Unit, Special Investigations Division Tactical Intelligence B Team, and agents of Alcohol, Beverages and Tobacco. Below are findings at each search warrant, what property was seized and one arrest.

    Location:
    Mobil Gas Station (Hillsborough County)
    4002 Orient Road
    Tampa, FL

    Seized:
    345 packets of Spice/synthetic marijuana
    $230.00 in US Currency.

    Location:
    Make You Happy Food Store (city of Tampa)
    7504 North Florida Ave.
    Tampa, FL

    Seized:
    24 packets of Spice/synthetic marijuana

    Location:
    Sam's Smoke Shop (city of Tampa)
    11612 North Nebraska Ave.
    Tampa, FL

    Seized:
    40 packets of Spice/synthetic marijuana
    24 packets of Bath Salts

    Location:
    Kwik Stop Food Store (city of Tampa)
    6121 North Florida Ave.
    Tampa, FL

    Seized:
    238 packets of Spice/synthetic marijuana
    4.5 grams of Oxycodone (Trafficking) without prescription
    50 tablets of Viagra without prescription
    4 tablets of Cialis without prescription
    $1,583.00 in US Currency
    2012 Nissan Altima
    Rossi .38 Caliber revolver (handgun)
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