CLEWISTON, FL. -- (July 19, 2005) -- Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces the
arrest of Juan Yanes of Montura Estates for Felony Possession of Marijuana
with intent to sell, Possession of Marijuana with intent to Distribute and
Possession of Narcotics Equipment for the Cultivation of Marijuana. The
arrest on July 19 was the result of an investigation conducted by members
of the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.
During a search of Yane's residence at 725 South Shetland Street Montura
Estates, harvested marijuana was found drying along with a number of live
plants and narcotics paraphernalia for growing and cultivating marijuana.
Yanes was booked into the Hendry County Jail.This arrest and seizure
follows closely on the heels of a 63 million dollar drug bust in January of
2005 which is one of the biggest marijuana busts on record in the state of
Florida in the same area of the County and is a further statement of
Sheriff Lee's goal to drive illegal drugs from Hendry County.