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Tampa father, son accused of drug dealing near Middleton High

TAMPA — Sheriff's deputies shut down an auto repair shop across from Middleton High School on Wednesday and arrested a father and son accused of selling drugs there.

Joseph Quintana Sr., 44, and Joseph Quintana Jr., 24, both of Tampa were a part of a five-month investigation into the activities at a body shop at 2502 E Wilder Ave., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies found 10 ounces of cocaine on the premises worth roughly $10,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for a third person suspected of dealing drugs at the business, 24-year-old Josue Cesar Miguel Torena.

The elder Quintana was charged with trafficking in cocaine, delivery of cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and driving with a suspended, canceled or revoked license. Quintana Jr. was charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. They were being held in the Hillsborough County jail on $150,250 and $100,000 bail respectively.

Tampa father, son accused of drug dealing near Middleton High 12/08/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 5:14pm]
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