The former mansion of a Tampa police officer arrested in a cocaine sting is now for sale


A lakefront mansion once owned by a former Tampa police officer busted in an undercover drug sting is now on the market in Thonotosassa.

Located at 11313 Knights Griffin Rd., the home was owned by Robert Arthur Carr, who was arrested in 2018 for trying to move $100,000 worth of cocaine with two other men from the trunk of a Kia Optima in Lakeland.

At the time of his arrest, Carr was a prominent defense lawyer in Tampa and was representing one of the other suspects in a separate case. Carr also previously served five years with the Tampa Police Department.

“It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from – if you come into Polk County with the intent to sell drugs, you’re likely going to end up staying in Polk County as our guest in the jail,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in a statement. “It doesn’t matter if you’re an attorney, a former cop, or in this case — both, we’re going to lock you up.”

Carr passed away at the age of 69 in 2020, and the home is currently owned by a holdings company.

The 5,744-square-foot mansion was built in 1974, and comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. As the listing states, the homes certainly needs some TLC, but features marble floors, a gym, a media room, tennis courts, an infinity pool, and more.

The current asking price is $1,200,000 and the listing agent is Darla Wright with Future Home Realty Inc.

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