Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hendry County Arrests 7 In Drug Cases


CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested seven people on drug charges this past week.

Francisco Ramirez, 30 years of age, of Fox Briar Mobile Home Lot 40, Clewiston, Florida was arrested on June 6, 2012 and again on June 7, 2012. Hendry County Narcotic Investigators purchased marijuana from Ramirez.

In addition, Ramirez agreed to purchase 100 Percocet pills from the Undercover Narcotic Investigator for the amount of $200.00. On June 6, 2012 undercover officers met with Ramirez at the Marathon Gas Station located at the Tropical Mart. After Ramirez completed the transaction, Hendry County Deputies arrived on scene and placed Ramirez under arrest.

Ramirez is charged with Delivery of Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Sale of Marijuana, Sale of Drugs, and Drug Trafficking. He is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $190,000.00 bond.

On June 7, Hendry County Deputy Thomas initiated a traffic stop in the area of Georgia Ave. Kaniah Jim, 32 years of age and Angelica Maldonado, 27 years of age both of Clewiston, were placed under arrest after they were found to be in possession of drugs. Jim was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Without a Prescription and released on $3,500.00 bond. Maldonado was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid License and Possession of Marijuana. Maldonado was later released on $1,500.00 bond.

On June 4, 2012, Hendry County Deputy M. Thomas stopped Genell Roberts, 32, of 30929 Endas Path, Clewiston. Deputy Thomas had knowledge that Roberts’ driver’s license was for Business Purposes Only. She was charged with Violation of Restriction on Driver’s License. She was later found to be in possession of a Controlled Substance and was charged with Possession of New Legend Drug Without a Prescription, and Introducing Contraband into a Detention Facility. She was later released on $4,500.00 bond.

While conducting undercover patrol on June 4, 19 year old Derrell Odom was arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams, and Tampering with Evidence. Undercover Investigators witnessed 26 year old Terrence McCray place a plastic bag on the ground behind a parked vehicle in what appeared to be an attempt to conceal it from law enforcement officers. 

After McCray placed it on the ground Investigators then witnessed Odom pick it up. When Odom saw law enforcement, he dropped it back on the ground. Odom later admitted to Narcotic Investigators that he had found it and was going to return it to whomever it belonged to. Odom is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $5,000.00 bond. McCray was also arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams. McCray was later released on $3,500.00 bond.

On June 4, 2012, Hendry County Narcotic Investigators and members of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at the home of 36 year old Rogelio Villalobo. Investigators arrived at the residence located at 715 Corona Street, Clewiston, Florida and located four individuals inside the residence to include one juvenile.

During the search Investigators and Deputies seized a clear plastic baggie containing eight smaller baggies of suspected cocaine, an additional baggie containing 27 more smaller baggies of suspected cocaine, clear baggie containing a partial brick of cocaine, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia; numerous firearms, one which was reported stolen from Collier County, an ATV reported stolen from Seminole P.D., and $1,200.00 cash.

Villalobos was arrested and charged with Dealing Stolen Property, Trafficking Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Villalobos was released on $76,000.00 bond.

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