HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Several gang associates, drugs, and weapons were taken off the streets over the weekend in an operation meant to eliminate violent crime in the Nuccio area.
On August 12, 2023, members of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit, GRIT, Canine Section, and Street Crimes deputies from Districts 1, 2, and 5 conducted traffic stops in the area of the Tally Ho Bar Lounge & Grill where recent gang-related shootings had taken place.
Starting Saturday night and into Sunday morning, deputies conducted traffic stops. By the end of the operation, thirteen subjects were arrested and charged with a total of 24 felonies.
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Four firearms were recovered along with several amounts of drugs (Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Cannabis) and among the individuals arrested included four known gang associates.
“I want to commend the hard work and dedication of the different units that took the initiative to prevent violent crime and gang activity,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We will not have families in Hillsborough County victimized and pulled into a culture of crime that these gangs create.”
Charges included in the arrests include Drug Possession, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Possession of Firearms. While all traffic stops were conducted in the Tally Ho Bar Lounge & Grill area, there were no calls for service at the business.
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