May 15, 2013

Highway Interdiction Operation


Law Enforcement agencies participated this week in a Highway Interdiction operation in Key Largo and Islamorada, targeting vehicles bringing illegal narcotics into Monroe County
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, officers conducted 69 traffic stops; during those stops they issued 35 traffic citations, wrote 31 warnings, searched 27 vehicles using a police K-9 team. They made ten arrests, with three of them going to jail and the other seven issued notices to appear in court.

Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit conducted the operation, assisted by the Traffic Enforcement Unit, Homeland Security investigators, and Miami Dade Police K-9 Unit,
The following people were booked into jail:

  • Eduardo Vieyto, 27, of Miami arrested for Possession of Cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
  • Alexander Mola-Arango, 28, of Miami Beach arrested for Possession of cocaine.
  • Leonardo E. Hernandez, 24, of Hialeah arrested for Possession with intent to distribute Crystal Meth.
The following people were issued notices to appear in court:

  • John Downs, 29, of Miami Notice to appear for Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
  • Stephanie Jiron, 22, of Miami Notice to appear for Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
  • Michael E. Zayas, 34, of Miami Notice to appear for Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
  • Pedro Manaois Jr, 34, Tampa Notice to appear for Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
  • Gonzalo Dejesus Correa, 55, of Miami Notice to appear for driving with a suspended drivers license.
  • Ivan Hernandez, DOB 22, of Homestead Notice to appear for driving with a suspended drivers license
  • Michael C. Luya, 26, of Homestead, Notice to appear for possession less than 20 grams of marijuana

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