$1.6 Million in Cocaine Seized By The Sheriff's Office

Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit arrested 31 year-old Jorge Luis Meraz-Luna and charged him with trafficking by transportation, trafficking by possession, maintaining a vehicle for sale or delivery of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office made one of the biggest cocaine busts in county history today.  The above suspect was arrested in possession of eight kilograms of the cocaine powder, estimated street value of about $1.6 million.

The investigation is still ongoing and further arrests and busts are expected.

The suspect will likely be deported after his trial and any potential prison sentence. He is a Mexican national, from the state of Sinaloa, and was in the U.S. illegally because he had overstayed his visa.

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