August 8, 2013

Traffic stops lead to drug arrests

The Sheriff’s Office participated in a traffic enforcement operation on Stock Island this week, targeting vehicles bringing illegal narcotics into the county.

On Wednesday, officers stopped 20 vehicles, issuing one citation, 11 warnings, searching 15 vehicles using a police K-9 team and arresting three people on drug charges. The Department of Homeland Security assisted in the operation.

Shanice Lopez,  24, of Key West was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. She was in possession of 8 pills of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or “Mollys”.

Bernard Stidham, 25, of Stock Island was arrested for possessing 6.29 grams of cocoaine and possession of marijuana.

Ryan Parraguez, 20, of Stock Island was arrested for possession of marijuana.

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