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Three Pasco men face federal charges of trafficking heroin, fentanyl

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Published Dec. 17, 2018

Federal agents seized $400,000 cash and several firearms in an investigation into trafficking heroin and fentanyl that led to the arrest of three Pasco County men, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa.

William Gaston, 31, of Port Richey and Edwin Tyron Hill, 47, of Holiday were indicted on charges that include conspiring to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

Gaston and Hill also were indicted on charges of distributing heroin and fentanyl, and Hill was charged with possession of firearms for drug trafficking.

A third man, 27-year-old Nelson White of Holiday, also was arrested on a charge of conspiracy in connection with this case.

If convicted, Hill faces 15 years to life in federal prison. Gaston and White each face 10 years to life.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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