Three arrested in Spice bust at Tampa drive-thru alcohol store

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)-Thousands of dollars worth of spice is off the streets of Tampa Wednesday morning after Hillsborough County deputies busted a spice sale operation.

Throughout a two-month-long investigation, undercover deputies say they made several spice sales with Beverage Castle employees, a drive-thru alcohol convenience store, located at 4206 Orient Rd. in Tampa.

On Tuesday, deputies raided the Beverage Castle and discovered at least 249 bags of spice valued at approximately $5,000 and $4,725 in cash.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a large amount of the drug was hidden in the walls of the store, covered up by a large board.

29-year-old Christopher Campbell of Tampa, 32-year-old Lance Edgeman, Jr. of Plant City and 24-year-old Benjamin Sanford of Tampa were all arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

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