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Leesburg man sentenced to 30 years in prison after SWAT team raids home

A Leesburg man faces 30 years in prison after being found guilty of trafficking narcotics and possessing a stolen firearm.

Tyrone Terrell Warren
Tyrone Terrell Warren

Tyrone Terrell Warren, 45, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 30 years in the Florida Department of Corrections on Tuesday. Jurors found Warren guilty of trafficking in methamphetamine 28 grams or more, trafficking in phenethylamines 10 grams or more, possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Additionally, Warren openly pleaded guilty to the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge. 

“A convicted felon who repeatedly offends poses a significant danger to our community,” said Bill Gladson, Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney. “The defendant in this case has shown deliberate disregard for our laws and for public safety.” 

On April 28, 2021, detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit Team along with members of the Mid-Florida SWAT team executed a search warrant at a residence off Douglas Street in Leesburg. 

Upon searching the home, officials located the defendant inside. Warren stated to officials that he resided in the bedroom of the home. While searching the inside of the room, authorities located various amounts of illicit narcotics, as well as narcotics paraphernalia consistent with the packaging and distribution for sale of the drugs. 

While continuing their search of the room, detectives located a firearm inside one of the dressers. The firearm had an altered serial number that was later determined to be stolen. After running a background check on Warren, law enforcement officials discovered he was a convicted felon as of 2009 and did not have his rights restored.  

Warren was arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail. At the time of his arrest, Warren was out on bond for another case where he was arrested for the possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and driving while under the influence. 

This case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Kristalle Smoller.

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