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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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