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Major meth bust in Haines City

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HAINES CITY, FL (WFLA) -

The Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force has arrested five suspects and seized approximately 23 pounds of Methamphetamine in the Haines City area.

Detectives received information about two men believed to be distributing Meth in Haines City.  They began an investigation, established probable cause, and responded to the home of 33-year-old Juan Arteaga-Orozco at 95 George M Road in Haines City and served a search warrant.  There they seized over 8.5 pounds of processed Meth and over 11 pounds of liquid Meth.  They also recovered a firearm.  Juan was placed under arrest.

Detectives also conducted a traffic stop on 37-year-old Enrique Arteaga and he had a half pound of meth in his possession. They served a search warrant at his house on Citrus Boulevard in haines City approximately one pound of meth inside, two pounds buried in the backyard, twofirearms and over $34,000 in cash. Their mother, 61-year-old Candelaria Artega was also arrested.

Two other suspects were identified during this investigation, and subsequently arrested.

Enrique Arteaga -- charged with Armed Trafficking in Meth (over 400 grams); Conspiracy to Traffic Meth (over 400 grams); and Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Trafficking.   

Juan Arteaga-Orozco -- charged with Armed Trafficking in Meth (over 400 grams); Conspiracy to Traffic Meth (over 400 grams); and Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Trafficking.  

Candelaria Arteaga -- charged with Maintaining Dwelling for Drug Trafficking.

24-year-old Jerad Smith (DOB 9/14/1988) of 639 Magnolia Street in Waverly -- charged with Possession of Meth; Possession of Paraphernalia.

22-year-old Ashley Futch (DOB 2/7/1991) of 6849 Porter Road in Lake Wales -- charged with Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Paraphernalia.

 

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