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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Tip Leads to Hotel Drug Bust

Drug Bust

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2020

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m., the S.E.D. Vice/ Narcotics Unit along with Patrol, F.H.P. K-9 and CPC Officer William Schettino executed a narcotics search warrant at The Hyatt Place Hotel, located at 2600 Champion Ring Road, room #538.  The search warrant was in response to a patrol call for service where responding officers did a fantastic job conducting the preliminary investigation. 

Hotel Management requested patrol officers evict the occupants of room #538 after a tip was received that described marijuana possession and sales from the room.  Patrol Officers went to the room and made contact with Adam Castro.  While officers were speaking with Castro, evidence of drug sales was discovered.  The Vice/ Narcotics Unit was contacted, and a search warrant was applied for and granted.  

Upon a search of room #538, the following items were located and seized as evidence:

  • Thirty-Six (36) vacuum sealed bags of suspect marijuana weighing approx. 11.65 pounds (located in suit case and UPS Shipping box).
  • One hundred and forty (140) retail packages of “Nerds” marijuana candy edibles (each package labeled to contain 500mg of THC).
  • Eight (8) small retail packaged marijuana candy edibles weighing 104.3 grams.
  • Thirty-three (33) grams of marijuana wax.
  • Three glass jars containing marijuana wax.
  • Digital scale and numerous packages typically used to package edible marijuana candy for retail sale.
  • $7,444.00 in U.S. currency seized, pending civil forfeiture.
  • Marijuana wax diffuser.
  • Multiple laptops and cellular phones.

Adam Castro (DOB 07/31/1991) was arrested and charged with an Out of State Warrant from Colorado for drug possession, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to sell and Possession of Drug paraphernalia. 

Additionally, DCF was contacted due to a small child living in the hotel room with Castro and his GF, Diomarys Benitez, (DOB 12-06-1990).





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