Good-Time Guru Headed to Jail

UPDATED 6.25.2012 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee man who dubbed himself the "Good Time Guru" is now behind bars for selling drugs.

Tucker Hoopengarner entered a plea this morning. He was sentenced to six months in jail and three years on probation.

Hoopengarner was arrested in February and accused of selling a smorgasbord of drugs out of his San Luis Road apartment.

Deputies found marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs and more.

Deputies say he even printed up business cards with the "Good Time Guru" namesake.

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February 7, 2012 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee man is under arrest after deputies found a smorgasbord of drugs inside his apartment.

Leon County deputies arrested Tucker Hoopengarner Monday after searching his apartment at The Preserve. An LSCO spokesman says drug agents found what they believe to be marijuana, cocaine, mushrooms, hashish, ecstasy and LSD and seven kinds of prescription drugs inside.

SGT Tony Dzrewiecki says LCSO has been investigating Hoopengarner since December. He says undercover deputies bought drugs from Hoopengarner twice before securing a search warrant for his home.

Deputies say Hoopengarner even printed business cards and called himself "The Good Time Guru."

Christina Fitzpatrick lives next door and heard the deputies banging on the door Monday.

"That's insane. I had no idea and I've heard them actually throw parties before over there. They've invited me over. So that's kind of scary to know that that was going on," Fitzpatrick said.

Deputies say there were about $7,000 worth of drugs inside the apartment and more than $4,000 in cash. The biggest surprise, they said, was not the quantity, but the variety of drugs being sold there.

No one answered our knock on the apartment door Tuesday afternoon.

Court records show Hoopengarner is facing 12 felonies. He has already posted $10,000 bond. His attorney Kevin Alvarez had no comment.


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  • by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 at 09:31 PM
    He was a nice kid ! Such a shame
  • by Been their Location: Orlando on Feb 12, 2012 at 08:03 PM
    When people that dabble in the business rule one, you don't advertise . Two you don't use your living place for business or a one stop shop. And rule three, never take anyone time with you , they will try to sweeting the deal to get to the bigger source. Stand tall mr. Good time guru! For this is to shall pass..
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:43 PM
    I've known Tucker since elementary school. What an idiot.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    I cant believe this happened to tucker, he was tuely a good person and a good friend
  • by izitjustme? Location: FDA approved on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM
    You can die from Alcohol,Tylenol,aspirin,and most "FDA approved" drugs. You are physically unable to ingest enough Cannabis to kill you via THC overdose. That's a fact. There is no documented evidence in ALL of history,medical or historical, of a single death with cannabis being the primary cause of death. So drink your beer,take your tylenol, when your liver catches up to your "safe" drugs and quits on you, I'll spark one off in your misguided memory.
  • by sidekickguru Location: tallawakee on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Christina_Fitzpatrick_4919736/
  • by Harlon Horne Location: Havana on Feb 9, 2012 at 06:39 AM
    Come on Guru next time keep your business cards so the undercovers want get a hold them dummie and call you and be like "can I get a $20"...
  • by momaguru Location: at the apartment on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:00 PM
    o come on christina you dont expect us to beleive that story do you?
  • by kingpin Location: fl on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:57 PM
    GURU NOW THAT ISSOME FUNNY STUFF.
  • by Mr. Rogers on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:25 PM
    ...and I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you...
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