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    Release Number: 19-171

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 17, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Operation Ice Cubed

    Several arrested in connection to major drug trafficking operation.
    • Wednesday
    • April 17, 2019
    • Time: 2:30 PM
    • Sheriff's Operation Center
    • 2008 East 8th Avenue
    • Tampa

    Details:

    On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Sheriff Chad Chronister announced that several people are now facing charges in connection to a seven-month drug investigation.  The investigation was performed in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the State Wide Prosecutors Office.
     
    The investigation, which began in September of 2018, found a significant drug trafficking hub operating out of 1804 South Forbes Road, Plant City, Florida. Over the past several years, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has responded to more than 100 calls of service to that location.
     
    “These arrests have directly made our streets safer. Our detectives’ hard work and perseverance on this investigation have cut off access to dangerous drugs to countless people,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We have no tolerance for this kind of criminal activity, and these individuals will be prosecuted at the state level.”

    Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Methamphetamine is a deadly, highly addictive drug that destroys families and ruins lives. I want to thank Sheriff Chronister and our partners at the Drug Enforcement Administration for their quick action to dismantled this meth-trafficking ring and seize these deadly drugs before they could harm more Floridians.”
     
    This investigation involved numerous undercover purchases of methamphetamines, totaling 1,840.1 grams and $27,700 in cash seizures. This was possible through various investigative techniques. The following individuals have been charged:

    1. Leovigilda Rojas De Coronado
    Count 1: CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN AMPHETAMINE 200 GRAMS OR MORE
    Count 2: KEEPING PUBLIC NUISANCE STRUCTURE FOR DRUG ACTIVITY
     
    2.  Eddie Rodriguez 
    Count 1: CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN AMPHETAMINE 200 GRAMS OR MORE
    Count 2: CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS
    Count 3: TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 200 GRAMS OR MORE
    Count 4: TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS x7
     
    3. Edgar Rodriguez Jr
    Count 1: CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS (x2)
    Count 2:  TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS
     
    4. Ricardo Coronado
    Count 1: CONTEMPT OF COURT FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT

    5. Rodolfo Conde
    Count 1: TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS (x7)

    6. Eloy Conde
    Count 1: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    Count 2: POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
     
    7 Jaime Castillo
    Count 1: CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS (x2)
    Count 2: TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 200 GRAMS OR MORE
    Count 3: TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS
     
    8. Roy Rodriguez
    Count 1: VIOLATION OF PROBATION, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    Count 2: VIOLATION OF PROBATION, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    Count 3: VIOLATION OF PROBATION, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
     
    9. Christian Delgado
    Count 1: CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC AMPHETAMINE 28 TO 200 GRAMS
     
    10. Luis Espinoza, Jr.
    Count 1: TRAFFICKING IN AMPHETAMINE 200 GRAMS OR MORE
     
    11. Kiara Lacole Reese
    Count 1: POSSESSION OF CANNABIS LESS THAN 20 GRAMS
     
    12. Joshua Rodriguez
    Count 1: FAILURE TO APPEAR – NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE/NEVER HAD ONE ISSUED
    Count 2: RESISTING OFFICER WITHOUT VIOLENCE
     
    13. David Conde
    Count 1: HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFENDER / DWLS
     
    14. George Mendoza
    Count 1: POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
     
    15. Pedro Vazquez-Segura
    Count 1: WARRANT ISSUED / POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
     
    16. Carlos Rodriguez
    Count 1: WARRANT ISSUED / POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
     
    17. Angel Sullivan
    Count 1: WARRANT ISSUED / POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (X2)
    Count 2: WARRANT ISSUED / POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
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