FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 36-year-old Fort Myers man who was planning on selling more than 500 grams of cocaine was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, officials said.
Edgar Vazquez was driving on Colonial Boulevard in September 2018 when he was pulled over by a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for a traffic violation, according to a release from the Florida Department of Justice.
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During the traffic stop, a drug-sniffing K9 detected drugs in the car, leading deputies to find approximately...
MATAGORDA COUNTY, Fla. — In the last week, multiple packages with a cocaine-like substance have washed up onto Texas beaches, authorities said.
“Please keep in mind that if you ever find a suspicious package on the beach, do not touch or pick up the packages. Packages could contain substances that are harmful if touched. Packages could be anything from Marijuana to Fentanyl,” Lt. Philip Hester with the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division said.
An estimated 110 pounds worth of packages have been found.
Each of the bundles found on the beach have been...
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Packages of cocaine keep washing ashore the Florida Keys.
The most recent packages washed up on Wednesday and Thursday on the Islamorada shoreline. Each package weighed about 2.4 pounds (1.1 kilograms), Adam Hoffner, a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman, told the Miami Herald.
On Monday night, anglers in Lower Matecumbe Key found a 2.4-pound (1.1 kilogram) package of cocaine. At the start of the month, a boater off Marathon discovered a large sack filled with five bundles of marijuana weighing 62 pounds.
In late April, boaters found a large sack offshore of Key Largo...