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Two arrested after meth equipment found near Pinecrest Elementary


Published:   |   Updated: February 6, 2014 at 06:21 PM

Two people are under arrest after deputies found methamphetamine and meth-making equipment in tents near Pinecrest Elementary School in Lithia.

Trinity Shane Tucker, 37, whose last known address was 7820 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Lithia, faces charges of carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, armed trespassing on school property, armed trespassing on Hillsborough County property, manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school, and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Michelle Kolvinsky, 47, of 9012 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Lithia, was charged with trespassing.

At 9:48 a.m. today, Hillsborough County parks deputies checked on a report of people living on park property at 7822 Lithia Pinecrest Road, just west of the school, according to the sheriff’s office. The property is a wooded lot and is closed to the public.

Deputies found two tents and inside were ammunition, one loaded and one unloaded rifle, a loaded handgun and several products that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies removed the firearms and waited nearby.

About 11:35 a.m., Trinity Tucker drove onto the property with Michelle Kolvinsky, his passenger, the sheriff’s office said. Both entered the tents and upon exiting, were met by deputies.

Both were arrested, and Tucker was taken to Orient Road Jail, the sheriff’s office said. Tucker was found in possession of a concealed, loaded automatic handgun and methamphetamine.

Deputies believe he had been living on the property for four to six weeks.

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