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Hillsborough deputies arrest four in drug trafficking bust

RIVERVIEW — Deputies arrested four people during a drug bust that ended in the seizure of more than a pounds of cocaine, 12 pounds of marijuana and several guns.

Hillsborough deputies conducted the initial undercover bust at Big Bend Road and U.S. Highway 301 S Tuesday.

That led to the arrest of Ramiro Pesina Jr., 32, of 17611 Morales Lane in Wimauma after they said he tried giving 250 grams of cocaine to an undercover detective.

They also arrested two men on charges of supplying the cocaine: Homero Morales, 23, of 17606 Highway 301 S, Wimauma, and Jeffrey Flesner, 31, of 11713 Brenford Crest Drive, Riverview. Deputies said they found 12 pounds of marijuana.

After the investigation, deputies used a warrant to search Flesner's Riverview home, where they found 359 grams of cocaine, five handguns, three rifles, several rounds of ammunition, 88 grams of marijuana, several pounds of a cocaine cutting agent, and a Harley-Davidson with its identification number removed.

Deputies arrested Amanda Flesner, 29, at the home on armed cocaine trafficking and marijuana possession. Her relationship with Flesner was not immediately clear.

She remained in jail on $57,500 bail.

Pesina was charged with cocaine trafficking, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, and drug paraphernalia possession. He was in jail without bail.

Morales was charged with cocaine trafficking, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, marijuana possession with intent to sell, and drug paraphernalia possession. His bail information was not posted.

Jeffrey Flesner was charged with armed trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, drug paraphernalia possession, marijuana possession with intent to sell and nine counts of discharging a destructive device. He was in jail on $118,000 bond.

In all, deputies said they seized 612 grams of cocaine, eight guns, $5,177, and 12 pounds of marijuana.

No further information was immediately available.

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Hillsborough deputies arrest four in drug trafficking bust 04/15/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:15pm]
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