David Lee Gay Jr. and his associates had the cocaine seized last night after one of the associates was caught selling some of the cocaine to an undercover cop.
Police say that Gay and a co-defendant named Eleazar Gutierrez-Castillo conspired to traffic at least six kilos of cocaine from September until November.
In addition to recovering the cocaine, police found 10 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a 9mm Taurus handgun and almost $8,000 in cash in the master bedroom of Gay’s residence.
Castillo, who is now cooperating with local police, was arrested after he sold 5 ounces of cocaine to an undercover Tampa police officer on Tuesday (December 11).
In addition to Castillo’s testimony, investigators intercepted several phone calls connecting him to the cocaine ring.
Police have charged Gay with several federal and state charges, including possession of cocaine, racketeering, armed trafficking and several conspiracy charges.
Gay and Castillo are currently in the Orient Road Jail awaiting a decision with no bail being set as of press time.
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