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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-358

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 28, 2016
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    Deputies Execute A Search Warrant On Clifford Sample Drive

    Five of the eight occupants were arrested on numerous charges.
    • Wednesday
    • July 27, 2016
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • 3205 Clifford Sample Drive
    • Tampa, Florida


    Paul Smith, DOB 1-20-81
    3205 Clifford Sample Drive
    • False Name to Law Enforcement
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Possession of Cocaine With Intent To Sell (2 counts)
    • Possession of Cocaine (2 counts)
    • Warrants for:
    • Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance
    • Fraudulent use of credit card
    • Petit Theft
    • Possession of Stolen Credit Card

    Darrell Sutton, DOB 4-12-71
    3207 Pinellas Place
    • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell

    Traci Woodham, DOB 10-20-64
    3219 Clifford Sample Drive
    • Possession of Cocaine
    • Possession of Cannabis
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Rena Whalen, DOB 5-27-73
    3205 Clifford Sample Drive
    • Possession of Cocaine
    • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Ernest Presha, DOB 10-24-67
    3508 Darlington Drive
    • Possession of Cannabis


    On July 27, 2016, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Special Investigations detectives with the help of SWAT and District 4 Community Resource Deputies, executed a court authorized search warrant at 3205 Clifford Sample Drive in Tampa. Upon entry into the residence, eight occupants were detained. During the search of the residence, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ammunition and drug paraphernalia were located and seized. Five of the eight occupants were arrested on the above charges. Hillsborough County Code Enforcement was contacted in reference to the condition of the residence.

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