Plies' Manager Busted With 80 Lbs. Of Coke
According to the Tampa Bay Tribune, Lee Gay was hauled in with several other people after his alleged supplier, Eleazar Gutierrez-Castillo fingered him as a dealer . Atlantic artist Plies was not on the scene.
Gutierrez-Castillo was arrested just hours before Lee Gay, after he was caught trying to push five ounces of cocaine to an undercover Tampa cop. He gave up Gay shortly thereafter and set him up to buy the 80 lbs. of cocaine over several wire-tapped phone calls.
Cops believe Gay bought up to six kilos of cocaine from Gutierrez-Castillo from September through November, and paid $6,000 for each, owing $8,000 to Gutierrez-Castillo after they were sold.
After Gay's arrest, cops raided his house and seized 10 grams of marijuana, a 9mm Taurus handgun, drug paraphernalia and almost $8,000 in cash stashed in his bedroom. Gay's rap sheet lists several federal and state charges, including possession of cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, armed trafficking, racketeering and several conspiracy charges.
Gay and Gutierrez-Castillo are being held at the Orient Road Jail without bail.
Plies was not reported as being anywhere in the vicinity during the drug deal or the subsequent arrest. Police have not linked him to the crime.