April 7, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Colonel Grady Judd, Jr. 863-412-0004
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
PCSO And DEA Seize $750,000 Dollars' Worth Of Illegal Narcotics
After a 3-week long joint investigation with
the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), undercover Polk County Sheriff's
Narcotics detectives made four arrests and seized several pounds of
illegal narcotics after serving search warrants at two addresses in Lake
Hamilton and Haines City today.
As of 5:00 p.m., agents and detectives so far seized 15 lbs.
methamphetamines, 3 lbs. of which were in its most pure form called
"ice", and 10 lbs. cannabis. The total street value of these drugs
Alfonso Trujillo, DOB 2/10/82, of 219 West Nelson Street in Lake
Oscar Vela, DOB 2/7/82, same address;
Ada Garcia-Vela, DOB 6/22/78, same address;
Daniel Ramirez, DOB 9/12/85, of 36 Ash Street in Haines City.
These suspects will be transported to a federal facility in Tampa and
will be charged with federal Distribution of Methamphetamine.
This seizure is the largest seizure of illegal narcotics in Polk County
in the past year.