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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-029

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 27, 2016
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    • 813/247-8060

    Armed Trafficking In Marijuana/Residential Grow House

    Deputies seized 213 pounds of marijuana.
    • Tuesday
    • January 26, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 2506 Mabry Street
    • Tampa


    Reinaldo Arrastia
    DOB: 12/31/1969
    7105 Habana Avenue North


    • Armed Trafficking in Marijuana
    • Cultivation of Marijuana
    • Grand Theft

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    On January 26, 2016, at 12:30 am, deputies assigned to Patrol District III Street Crimes executed a court authorized search warrant on the residence located at 2506 Mabry Street in Tampa. During a search of the residence, deputies discovered two separate rooms converted for the sole purpose of cultivating marijuana. During the search, several plants, multiple high sodium vapor lights, ballasts and fans were all discovered inside the residence.
    Tampa Electric Company (TECO) responded to the incident scene and discovered an illegal electrical connection providing un-metered electricity to the residence. The estimated theft of electricity was $8,000.00.

    The total weight of the Marijuana seized was 213.10 pounds (204 marijuana plants) which carries a street value of approximately $319,650.00. Mr. Reinaldo Arrastia was taken into custody at the residence. Mr. Arrastia was charged with Armed Trafficking in Marijuana, Cultivation of Marijuana, and Grand Theft.
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