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Deputies arrest suspected Tampa cocaine dealer after four-month investigation

TAMPA — A four-month investigation ended Tuesday after Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said they found 139 grams of cocaine stashed inside a gang member's car. Donald Matthew Wright, 29, of Tampa, was driving a 2007 Hyundai Azera to a cocaine delivery when deputies stopped him in a parking lot on N Armenia Avenue and W Cherry Street, deputies said. The amount of the drug seized in total in relation to the investigation was about 200 grams (about 7 ounces), with a street value of approximately $10,000, deputies said. A Latin Kings gang member, Wright became the subject of an investigation after deputies thought he was distributing large amounts of cocaine throughout northwestern Hillsborough County. He has a history of arrests including aggravated and armed robbery, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was being held Thursday at the Orient Road Jail on three charges of trafficking cocaine.

Deputies arrest suspected Tampa cocaine dealer after four-month investigation 06/12/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:13pm]

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