ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Several Defendants Arrested in Conjunction with Operation Project X
Today the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Tampa, together with the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) announce the arrest of several defendants and the execution of multiple search warrants in the St. Pete area earlier this morning.
The arrests and search warrant execution started at approximately 6:00A.M. as part of an enforcement action known as Operation Project X. This case is a multi-jurisdictional investigation, which targeted the illegal trafficking of crack cocaine.
Officers (PIO's) from all four agencies will be available starting at
11:00 A.M. at the Command Center at the Coliseum, located at 535 Fourth
Avenue North, in St Petersburg for informal interviews.