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  • FHP troopers find $1.2 million of cocaine in Florida woman’s car

    01/09/2020 2:44:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2020 | Joe Mario Pedersen
    Florida Highway Patrol troopers only meant to write a simple citation, but it quickly turned into a felony arrest after they found $1.2 million worth of cocaine. Troopers pulled over 27-year-old Elizabeth Espinoza on Tuesday afternoon after observing illegal window tint on her vehicle on Interstate 75 southbound. Troopers noticed she was acting exceedingly nervous, which stood out because of the innocuous nature of the stop.
  • FHP: Custody Battle Ends In Disney Parking Lot

    09/07/2010 12:07:09 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 19 replies
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | September 7, 2010
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Troopers said they were called to the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Tuesday morning for a custody fight that ended in the theme park's parking lot. The Florida Highway Patrol said a father from New York followed his ex-wife and child, who he claimed he has not seen in two years, to the theme park. The man followed the two into the Animal Kingdom parking lot. Troopers said they are trying to sort out the paperwork and custodial issue.
  • E-mailers Bash FHP After Woods' Crash

    03/11/2010 7:06:23 AM PST · by greatdefender · 1 replies · 210+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | March, 11, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol was flooded with e-mails criticizing their handling of the investigation of the crash involving golfer Tiger Woods that led to him admitting to extramarital affairs. A review by the Orlando Sentinel found that the highway patrol and its umbrella agency, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, got more than 400 e-mails in the days after the November crash outside Woods' home near Orlando. Many of the e-mails accused the highway patrol of doing shoddy work and of treating Woods more like a celebrity than a suspect. A small percentage of...
  • Suspected trooper killer has violent past

    01/14/2007 3:15:16 PM PST · by ThreePuttinDude · 2 replies · 494+ views ^ | 1/13/2007 | KEVIN J. SHUTT
    Suspected trooper killer has violent past Twice arrested as a juvenile KEVIN J. SHUTT LAKE PLACID, Fla. - Police arrested a Sebring man Saturday for the shooting death of Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas Sottile. Probable cause affidavits released Saturday afternoon revealed that the suspect allegedly told his passenger he would shoot the trooper, then solicited a friend to help him hide the car. Joshua Lee Altersberger, 19, allegedly shot 48-year-old Sottile in the neck Friday afternoon when the trooper pulled him over for reckless driving on U.S. 27 north near Cloverleaf Road, FHP director Col. Christopher A. Knight said...