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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-186

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 26, 2019
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    Child Pornography Arrest

    During the investigation, detectives located marijuana plants.
    • Thursday
    • April 25, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 3209 Newsmith Road


    Steven Gills
    White Male
    DOB: 9/23/1967
    Charges:  Possession of Child Pornography (43 Count), Possession of Marijuana and Manufacture of Marijuana


    On April 25, 2019, a court authorized search warrant was executed at 3209 Nesmith Road in reference to a tip received from ICAC regarding the possession of child pornography.  Multiple electronic devices were discovered and analyzed. Numerous images of child pornography were discovered on the devices. Steven Gills was taken into custody and charged with 43 counts of child pornography. During the course of the investigation, detectives located marijuana plants being grown inside of a shed. Special Investigation Detectives detectives responded and obtained a search warrant for the shed. Gills was charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams
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