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This investigation was brought to the attention of investigators due to several anonymous tips provided by citizens through the Crime Stoppers program.
Subjects Arrested by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:
Rober Ramos Pena, DOB: 7/03/1972
Mireya Vigoa Ramos, DOB: 8/12/1970
Misael Cruz Perez, DOB: 5/10/1978
Ahmed Ali Kalil, DOB: 10/20/1988
Israel Mantilla Liano, DOB: 12/01/1958
Guillermo Rodriguez Lopez, DOB: 10/26/1990
Lyan Gantes Hernandez, DOB: 7/13/1992
Yoandry Corvo Hernandez, DOB: 12/02/1981
Onel Castillo, DOB: 3/26/1974
Daniela Monsegui Rodriguez, DOB: 9/01/1969
Osmany Garcia Guerra, DOB: 5/28/1964
2 Subjects Arrested outside of Hillsborough County:
Josue Ortega, DOB: 8/28/1981
Eduardo Montiel, DOB: 2/14/1968
On May 19, 2017, Sheriff David Gee briefed the media on two investigations into illegal narcotics and numerous arrests that have occurred.
Marijuana Investigation “Operation Fall Harvest”
This investigation was brought to the attention of investigators due to several anonymous tips provided by citizens through the Crime Stoppers program. Countless hours of research and surveillance revealed a large organization that spanned from Hillsborough County to Pasco County and as far north as Marion County,
During the course of the investigation detectives worked to identify and dismantle the organization. Detectives employed a variety of techniques and invested a great deal of manpower. Detectives made the investigation a priority because they recognized the danger of this type of criminal organization poses to the community. In recent years, the Sheriff's Office has investigated many violent incidents associated with marijuana grow houses.
Working closely with the State Attorney's Office, the case was recently brought to a conclusion. Thirteen search warrants were served, ten of which were executed in Hillsborough County. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the Marion County Sheriff's Office also executed search warrants at locations related to the organization. Six grow houses were found which contained a total of 481 marijuana plants. The seized plants, along with additional 24.5 pounds of processed marijuana found, totaled $1.4 million in street value. $97,011 in drug proceeds were also seized along with 10 firearms. Additionally, 13 subjects were arrested on a variety of serious charges including racketeering and drug trafficking.