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GNC employee arrested for selling methamphetamine out of Largo store

Michael Ambrose arrested for Trafficking in Meth
GNC employee meth arrest
Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 12, 2019

LARGO, Fla. — Officers arrested a 27-year-old GNC employee for allegedly selling drugs out of the store he worked at.

Largo Police says Michael Ambrose was the only on-duty employee at the GNC at Largo Mall on Ulmerton Road on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Ambrose
Michael Ambrose

According to arrest affidavit, an officer entered the store Saturday, December 5 at approximately 3:46 p.m. Inside the store, the officer wrote he spotted drugs and paraphernalia in plain view. A test determined the drugs to be methamphetamine.

The officer reported Ambrose had a stack of small baggies out. Some meth was in one baggie and residue in others. There was also needles, a spoon and scale.

Largo Meth 2
Largo meth 1

Police arrested Ambrose for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

A judge appointed Ambrose a public defender during his first court appearance. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday on $50,000 bond.

According to Largo Police, GNC store management did not know of Ambrose's "sideline business."