Search warrant yields arrest of man on drug, tax fraud charges

Published June 6, 2014

SEFFNER — A search warrant executed Wednesday at a Seffner home yielded the arrest of a convicted felon whom authorities say had guns, drugs, and numerous documents and materials used to commit tax fraud.

The man, whom authorities identified as 42-year-old Gregory Smith, became the subject of a monthlong investigation that culminated in the execution of the warrant at his home at 6221 Williams Road, according to Hillsborough sheriff's officials.

Inside the home, deputies found two handguns, ammunition, cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs, authorities said. They also found a collection of W-2 forms, social security cards, Florida driver's licenses, debit cards, a ledger with 75 names and a set of instructions on how to commit tax fraud.

Smith, who is a 15-time convicted felon, was released from state prison in 2010 after serving time for drug convictions, authorities said.

Among the numerous new charges he faces are unlawful possession of personal identification information, maintaining a place of public nuisance, and renting or leasing a structure for narcotics distribution.