Narcotic Investigators and deputies with the Hendry County Sheriffs Office
executed a Search warrant at 425 Broward Ave., in LaBelle. Mario Martinez
and Benjamin Gallegos were taken into custody on drug related charges.
Once investigators entered the residence a search revealed drug
paraphernalia and as well as various quantities of marijuana and cocaine.
Mario Martinez was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of
Cocaine with intent to Distributed, one count Possession of Cocaine, one
count Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, one count of
Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams, and one count of Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia. He is currently being held at the Hendry County Jail on
Benjamin Gallegos was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gallegos
was released from the Hendry County Jail on October 15, 2004 on a $2,000.00