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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-350

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 2, 2015
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    • 813/247-8060

    Search Warrant Yields Multiple Charges

    Suspect is an eight time convicted felon.
    • Thursday
    • July 2, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 814 - 123 Avenue East
    • Tampa


    Ralph Hale
    DOB: 12-29-72
    814 – 123 Avenue East


    • Felon in possession of a firearm
    • Trafficking in Cocaine
    • Keeping Public Nuisance Structure for Drugs
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Trafficking in Cocaine (warrant)
    • Delivery of Cocaine (warrant)


    Special Investigations Detectives served a court authorized search warrant at the above address with the assistance of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office SWAT and District One patrol. Upon the service of the search warrant, Ralph Hale was arrested for outstanding warrants (trafficking in cocaine, deliver and possession of cocaine). During the search, a .38 caliber revolver handgun, a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, approximately 42 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia were located. Hale was also arrested for trafficking in cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia in connection with the contraband found during the search. Representatives of the ATF were on scene.

    Hale is an eight time convicted felon with priors for aggravated battery with a firearm causing great bodily harm, felon in possession of a firearm and multiple narcotics delivery/possession convictions.
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