St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-
Date of original release: 12-15-20

Warrant Served on Convenience Store for Open Drug Sales

Update in 12-15-20 at 4:33 p.m.


Released on 12-15-20 at 3:21 p.m.

This afternoon, at about 12:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Police detectives served a search warrant on the Qwik Stop Food Mart, 1440 49th Street South. Detectives have evidence of open illegal drug sales occurring inside the store. In some cases, the clerks were also involved.

In video from inside the store, Tyree Bell, who is wanted for the murder of Arnieceia Milton on November 15th, can be seen weighing and selling pot. In clip 2, he openly exchanges money for drugs. In clip 3, Bell gets a baggie from the clerk, and sells it to a woman in the store. The video is from November first, the same day Dameion Cookinson was killed in the store parking lot. His homicide remains unsolved.

Link to video

Several people were arrested today. Bell remains at large.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of Tyree Lamons Bell, who wishes to remain anonymous, may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000, can contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS or Ways to provide tip information anonymously to Crimestoppers:

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