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Release Number: 09-029

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

February 10, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




 William Anthony Gomez, DOB: 04/27/76

 8401 North Manhattan  Avenue, Tampa

 Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine

                Trafficking in Methamphetamine

                Felon in possession of a Firearm

                Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell


 Christopher Serrano, DOB: 11-2-77

 5555 Channelview Circle, Tampa

 Charges: Trafficking in Cocaine

                Trafficking in Methamphetamine

                Possession of Paraphernalia


 Narcotics arrest


 February 9, 2009 at 5:50 p.m.


4001 Waters Avenue, Tampa


On February 9, 2009 members of the Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, while being assisted by members of the Tampa Police Department arrested both suspects listed above.  Detectives discovered over 315 grams of cocaine in both suspect’s possession.  A court authorized search warrant was served at 8401 N. Manhattan at the residence of William Gomez which revealed additional amounts of cocaine (24.1 grams), 11 grams of MDMA, over 3 pounds of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a loaded 9mm firearm.  Both suspects were arrested on scene.  The street value of the drugs seized is approximately $40,000.