March 28, 2017 Seminole County Grand Jury Issues Indictment In Altamonte Springs Drug Murder Case


Seminole County Grand Jury Issues Indictment

In Altamonte Springs Drug Murder Case

The Seminole County Grand Jury issued an indictment today (Mar. 28) charging TAMAS HARRIS 18, with first degree murder for delivering heroin to Sonny Priest, 39 who died of an overdose on Dec. 17.

After a ruling by the medical examiner that Priest’s cause of death was a heroin and fentanyl overdose, Altamonte Springs Police Investigators and Agents of the City County Investigative Bureau developed information that Harris had provided the drugs to Priest and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Harris was arrested in Apopka on March 9 and transferred to the Seminole County Jail on March 14 where he continues to be held without bond.

The grand jury heard testimony from an Altamonte Springs Police Officer (assigned to the C.C.I.B. Drug Task Force at the time of the murder), and the Orange County Medical Examiner before returning with the indictment

In a statement State Attorney Archer said “This indictment is part of the continuing effort by my office and Seminole County Law Enforcement to arrest and prosecute criminal drug dealers whose illegal trade has resulted in the overdose deaths of so many people in our community.” He also said “We want them to know that selling dangerous drugs carries the consequence of potentially spending the rest of their lives in jail.”


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Todd Brown
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940
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