March 10, 2014

A Stock Island man was arrested for trafficking in cocaine Sunday.

A search warrant was served at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at 5312 3rd Avenue Apartment 6 after a multi-agency investigation revealed the occupant of the apartment was selling large amounts of cocaine.

68 year old Juan Vazquez was at home when the search warrant was served by investigators from Monroe County Sheriff's Office HIDTA, Key West Police Special Investigations Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The search of the residence revealed a large number of individual bags of cocaine hidden in a coffee table in the front living room and cocaine hidden under the kitchen sink and on top of the bed in the bedroom. A total of 231.6 grams of cocaine were found.

A large amount of cash - $2,914 - was found hidden in the wall of the hot water heater closet.  The cash was seized for possible forfeiture as the possible proceeds of drug sales.

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