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Santiago MayorgaSantiago Mayorga, a deputy with the Broward, Florida sheriff’s office, was arrested for a DUI hit-and-run crash this week. He faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident and possession of illegal drugs. Mayorga was held at Broward County Jail for one night in lieu of a $3,200 bond. A spokesperson from the sheriff’s office said Mayorga, 22, was transferred to a local hospital for evaluation on the recommendation of medical personnel at Broward County Jail. News sources did not specify a lawyer for Mayorga.

According to the arrest report, the alleged car crash occurred where Interstate 95 merges onto Copans Road at around 10:00 p.m. on July 4. Mayorga was driving his patrol car when he purportedly crashed into a 2012 Mazda driven by Penny Reynolds. Mayorga’s Ford Crown Victoria hit the rear corner of Reynolds’ car and sideswiped the driver’s side before allegedly taking off.

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Luis Hernandez-GonzalezLuis Hernandez-Gonzalez of Miami, Florida was arrested and faces marijuana trafficking, money laundering, and other state charges after Miami-Dade police reportedly found $24 million hidden in his walls in what is being called the “largest single cash seizure” in the county’s history. Due to the large sums of cash found in his home, a judge ordered Hernandez-Gonzalez be held in lieu of a $4 million bond. The judge also stipulated that he can only post bail with “clean” money.

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Siddiqi and LakhaniImran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida were arrested on May 17 for allegedly running a marijuana growing operation in their home. Police received a tip on the Crime Stoppers hotline that implicated the couple, sources say.

The pair face charges for manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor, grand theft of the third degree, and trafficking over 25 pounds worth of marijuana. They are currently detained without bond at Turner Guilford Knight Detention Center until a special bond hearing can be held. The hearing will determine whether they can post bail with legally obtained money. It is unclear whether the pair has hired a defense attorney.

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Tyler PalmerTyler Palmer, son of Police Major Arnold Palmer of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly dealing marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs. Palmer, 20, is charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of hallucinogens and amphetamines, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He is being held in lieu of $65,000 bond. The press did not specify an attorney for Palmer.

According to the arrest report, detectives from the internal affairs division of the Miami-Dade Police Department served Palmer a search warrant at his father’s home.

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Rusty HolmanRusty Holman of Delray Beach, Florida was arrested last Monday for allegedly selling almost $2,000 worth of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to an undercover informant working with Boca Raton police. He is being held at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. News reports did not specify a lawyer for Holman.

According to the police report filed, a confidential informant told police that Hoyman, 28, was purportedly looking to sell about $640 worth of LSD. He had one “sheet” (100 doses of LSD) for sale, sources say.

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