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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-446

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 27, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Narcotics Investigation

    Suspect was released from prison in 2013 after serving 17 years.
    • Wednesday
    • August 26, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Waters Avenue and Florida Avenue


    Jimmie Bowen
    DOB: 11/10/35
    At Large


    • Trafficking in Illegal Drugs (2 Counts)
    • Delivery of Controlled Substance (3 Counts)
    • Possession of Controlled Substance (3 Counts)


    On August 26, 2015 in the area of Waters Avenue and Florida Avenue, detectives conducted a buy/bust with suspect Jimmie Bowen for 145 Hydromorphine pills, 150 Methadone pills and 60 Xanax pills. Bowen was arrested upon completion of the transaction. He was also arrested for a separate narcotics trafficking case conducted in July.

    Bowen's criminal history includes 2nd Degree Murder, Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon (firearm) and Carrying a Concealed Weapon (firearm). Bowen was released from Florida State Prison in 2013 after serving a 17 year sentence for 2nd Degree Murder, Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Carrying a Concealed Firearm. The charges in this case carry a minimum/mandatory sentence 15 years.

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