A seven-month investigation by local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies resulted in a bust last week of an alleged methamphetamine trafficking ring headquartered in a home in Plant City.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced the bust last week, indicating that over a dozen individuals now face charges in relation to the operation.
The investigation began last fall and centered on a residence that has been the site of hundreds of reports to 9-1-1 over the past several years. The operation, christened Ice Cubed, identified several suspects with regular connections to the residence, which consisted of a mobile home located in the middle of a large, overgrown lot surrounded by light industrial operations on adjacent properties.
The bust, which is among the largest of its kind in recent years, marks a departure from the standard “mom and pop meth labs” that law enforcement frequently encounters. According to a department spokesman, typically the first indication law enforcement has of the existence of a meth lab is when it explodes.
The sheriff’s office shared investigative duties on the case with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Florida Office of Statewide Prosecutor.
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