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Appreciation Dinner Honors Tampa Trooper

Trooper VarnellRecently, the East Hillsborough County Law Enforcement Committee held an appreciation dinner honoring Tampa Trooper Steve Varnell for his role in the law enforcement community. Trooper Varnell is a K-9 handler and Troop C Response Team member. He has been a member of the Florida Highway Patrol’s Contraband Interdiction Program for over 20 years, and has made some significant arrests and seizures during his career. His latest arrest of a suspect in one of Florida’s largest Psylocybin rings was recognized by the committee as a major effort in Florida’s war on drugs.

FHP thanks Trooper Varnell and the entire Contraband Interdiction Team throughout Florida as they continue to make strides in removing contraband and criminals from the streets.