February 20th, 2018
At approximately 9:05 pm, Sergeant Castillo was conducting a business check at a Gulfgate store. While at the store, Deputies were advised that there was a fight in progress at a nearby store. Upon arrival, Deputies saw six males outside of the store and two were arguing with each other.
Sergeant Castillo told the suspects multiple times to put their hands on the vehicle near them but two suspects proceeded to enter a parked vehicle, which in the investigation was found to belong to the arrested suspect.
Deputies conducted a pat down on some of the suspects and the arrested suspect was found to have a large amount of cash on his person. While deputies were conducting the pat down search, other Deputies ordered the other two suspects to exit the vehicle. As the suspect opened the door of the vehicle, Deputies observed in clear view a clear plastic baggie containing Marijuana, a clear plastic baggie containing small round blue pills and an orange prescription bottle with the label scratched off containing several multi-colored pills.
A search of the suspect, the vehicle and a bag inside of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following:
Glock 23 Pistol .40 Cal with 15 rounds of ammunition
White bottle with 40 orange pills (Adderall) 25.51gm
Clear plastic baggy with a clear rock like substance (Meth) 9.36gm
50 multi-colored pills (Ecstasy) 24.82gm
10 blue pills (Oxycodone) 4.14gm
Orange bottle with multi-colored pills 30.97gm
Brown bottle containing syrup substance (Codeine) 15.8 ounces
Clear plastic bag and green plastic jar containing green leafy substance (Marijuana) 557.66gm
Charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Felon in Possession of a Weapon on the one suspect were accepted by the District Attorney’s Office. All other suspects were released and the arrested suspect’s vehicle was towed.
Great job to all of the Deputies involved. Thank you Deputy Ipina, Deputy H. Garcia, Deputy Tran, Sgt. Granados, Sgt. Castillo, Deputy Magallanes, K9 Deputy Holbert and K9 Kāro!
I would also like to thank the witnesses that saw the fight in progress and alerted Deputies.
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