Gerardo Rivera-Pagan (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)
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TAMPA - Police have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing someone over $10 worth of marijuana.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say 24-year-old Gerardo Rivera-Pagan is being held in on a first-degree murder charge.
They say he stabbed Ovidio Sanchez on Dec. 23 after he fought with Rivera-Pagan's friend at Angel's Smoke Shop near Tampa.
According to a sheriff's statement, Sanchez confronted 19-year-old Luis Rivers and stabbed him several times.
Authorities say Rivers was covered in blood when he went into a convenience store seeking help. He was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition last week.
According to deputies, Rivera-Pagan then fatally stabbed Sanchez and dumped his body in a drainage ditch.
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