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David Gee, Sheriff
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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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    • 813/247-8060

    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


    Mutaz Elbooz (Owner of Kwik Stop)
    8665 Manassas Rd.
    Tampa, FL


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

    Seized Items:



    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.

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

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

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

    24 packets of Spice/synthetic marijuana

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

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

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

    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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