Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hendry Man Arrested Again After Undercover Drug Buy

Bond Set At Over Quarter Million Dollars

CLEWISTON, FL. -- On Monday, September 26, 2011, members of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old Quirino “Javier” Ortega for the second time in one month.

Hendry County Narcotics investigators had again been conducting undercover buys from Ortega.

Ortega was arrested on September 2, 2011 after deputies served a search warrant for Ortega’s residence located at 360 Hunting Club Avenue in Montura. Investigators collected and took into custody several different prescription pills stored in pill bottles without labels along with powder cocaine.

In addition Investigators also located items on the property that had been reported stolen as well as large sums of cash. At that time Ortega had been the subject investigation revolving around the purchase of stolen diesel fuel.

Ortega was arrested and charged with Dealing in Stolen Property, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possessions of Drugs without a prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trafficking. He was released on September 3, 2011 on a $41,000.00 bond.

Again on September 26, 2011, Ortega was arrested a second time following a series of undercover drug buys. Hendry County undercover narcotics investigators had been conducting drug buys purchasing prescription drugs from Ortega. 

At one point it was agreed upon by deputies to meet Ortega at the Montura clubhouse for the exchange of cash and drugs.

On Monday September 26, Deputies took Ortega into custody and charged him with Sale of Narcotics within a 1000’ of a park or recreation facility, Trafficking in Oxycodone, and Possession of a narcotic without a prescription. Quirino Javier Ortega is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $239,000.00 bond.


  1. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Hey Don why didn't you mention this violators parents names, like you did for Boyles & Munson ? Guess they weren't V.I.P.'s, Government Supervisors or influential enough ??

  2. Relationships to public figures are routinely mentioned when connected to a crime or arrest. - Ed.

  3. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Ahhh! the central county montura clubhouse guy allegedly selling dope? Nooo that can't be. Imagine a past or current employee or associate of such a fine institution allegedly selling dope. Nooo
    - Hell I think he is, or was a respected volunteer fireman...you know those guys are real heroes I hear.

  4. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Man! that just cost some jobs! You know all the lookouts on the railing and around selling fruit, the turkey dude in the stash house with the money or whatever is there etc.. even the underaged hookers might go broke. Its a travesty I tell you.

  5. Anonymous9:36 PM

    DISCLAIMER: The above is for entertainment purposes only and is intended as general satire. In no way does it reflect any specific person, place, or event whatsoever expressed or implied.
    -Thank You.

  6. Anonymous2:42 PM

    I recall Mr. Ortega buying property for what I in my opinion thought was an unusual amount of cash or monitary instruments (like $60,000 for a lot) from the honorable Central County board some years back. I hope someone investigates that money trail in accordance to applicable law as due diligence during the court process just to make sure that everything is accounted for and proper.

  7. Ortega bought a 1.18 acre parcel at 163 Pine Lake Av. from the Central County Water Control District in April 2007 for $61,000. It is now valued by the Hendry property appraiser at $5,310. The CCWCD bought it for $3,700 in 2003. Property records indicate he owns 11 parcels of land in Hendry county. 630 E. Paso Fino is shown as his homestead residence.

  8. Anonymous9:46 AM

    If we start from the core and point of the matter, both land and cattle roamed in the land of make believe. In my opinion.