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Release Number: 09-336

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

December 15, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060








Peter Alvarez,  DOB 6-5-69

15214 Tillwood Place


Charge:  Trafficking in Cocaine


Trafficking in Cocaine


December 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.


Lake Magdalene Blvd. and Bearss Avenue





On December 14, 2009 at approximately 7:00 p.m. members of the Major Violators Unit received information that Peter Alvarez would be in possession of a large amount of cocaine.  A traffic stop was conducted at Lake Magdalene Blvd and Bearss avenue where the suspect was found to be in possession of approximately 501.7 grams of cocaine.  A search of the suspectís residence revealed cutting agent, a money counter and approximately $28,671.00.  in currency.  The arrest resulted in the seizure of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV and a 2005 BMW.  Street value of the narcotics is approximately $50,000.