The St. Petersburg Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit concluded a two month investigation that culminated in the arrest of two individuals for Trafficking in Oxycodone and other charges.
One of the arrested individuals, Jamie M. Hotz, is employed as an Emergency Complaint Writer in the Communications Division of the St. Petersburg Police Department. She has been an employee since 10-20-98.
The second arrested individual, Tremain D. Bargman, is described as Hotz’s boyfriend.
Here are the full names and charges for the arrested individuals:
Tremain D. Bargman, DOB: 2-7-83, last known address is 1300 37th Street South. Investigators say he has an extensive criminal history.
He is charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (a black High Point 9mm semiautomatic handgun), five (5) counts of Sale and Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Jamie M. Hotz, DOB: 12-25-77. She is charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone and four (4) counts of Principal to Sale of Cocaine. About two months ago, the St. Petersburg Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit acted on a tip and began a criminal
investigation of Bargman and Hotz.
On March 9, St. Petersburg Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics detectives served a search warrant at 2814 38th Avenue North. Bargman and Hotz allegedly used this house to store and deal illegal narcotics. Hotz was arrested in her personal vehicle after she left the house just prior to the execution of the search warrant today. Bargman was arrested during the search warrant.
Bargman and Hotz have been transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Please contact the PCSO for booking photos.
The St. Petersburg Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is now conducting an Administrative Investigation of Hotz. She will be placed on an unpaid leave status until the conclusion of the administrative investigation.
No more details will be released about this case until Chief of Police Charles “Chuck” Harmon holds a Chain of Command Board at the conclusion of the Internal Affairs Investigation.
Information by Bill Proffitt on March 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.