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Release Number: 09-285

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

October 27, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060








Edwin Lopez-Valentin,  DOB 5-25-74

4515 N. Rome Avenue – Apt. X200


Charge:  Possession of a Controlled Substance (Alprazolam)


Possession of controlled substance


Arrested today, October 27, 2009 at 6:20 a.m.


520 Falkenburg Road






On Friday, October 23, 2009, a member of Pat Franks Office notified the Sheriff’s Office of an employee that was suspected of possessing illegal narcotics.  The employee (Edwin Lopez-Valentin) was heard telling other employees that he was purchasing narcotics from Puerto Rico.


Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Clerks Office this morning at 6:20 a.m. and came in contact with Lopez-Valentin. Lopez-Valentin was in possession of Alprazolam and did not have a prescription for the drugs.