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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-644

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 17, 2015
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    • 813-247-8060

    Search Warrant Leads To SPICE Arrest

    Detectives find 192g of synthetic marijuana within business.
    • Wednesday
    • December 16, 2015
    • Time: 12:33 PM
    • Tony's Smoke Shop
    • 1814 W. Waters Ave.
    • Tampa, FL


    Marcos Daniel Diaz-Brown
    DOB: 01-13-90

    Charges: Delivery of a Controlled Substance (synthetic marijuana), Trafficking Heroin 4-14 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


    On December 16, 2015, members of the District III Street Crimes Unit-B conducted a court authorized search warrant at Tony's Smoke Shop located at 1814 West Waters Avenue. This was the culmination of a two-month-long investigation into to the sale of illegal drugs and synthetic marijuana. Marcos Daniel Diaz-Brown was arrested at the scene. A search of the business revealed 192 grams of synthetic marijuana, 6 grams of heroin and several rounds of ammunition. A criminal history of Diaz-Brown revealed he is a criminal registrant as of November 2014 with a criminal history of Grand Theft, Carrying Concealed Firearm, Carrying Concealed Weapon and Discharging Firearm in Public. Diaz-Brown was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (synthetic marijuana), Trafficking in Heroin 4-14 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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