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Alfredo-Benitez-300x225DJ Fredy Benz, whose real name is Alfredo Benitez, was arrested on May 17 by Miami-Dade’s narcotics unit for allegedly selling cocaine from his house. Benitez, 39, is being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He has since bonded out of jail. News sources did not list an attorney for him.

According to news sources, Benz allegedly sold cocaine out of his home, which is near Shenandoah Elementary. Investigators reportedly found 10 bags of cocaine on him at the time of his arrest.

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Tory-Lanez-300x169Daystar Peterson, a hip-hop artist who uses the stage name Tory Lanez, was arrested on April 12 for allegedly driving a vehicle with an expired dealer tag, possession of less that 20 grams of marijuana in his glove box, and possession of a loaded firearm without a concealed weapons permit.

Peterson, 24, faces charges for operating a vehicle without a valid license or insurance, failing to register a vehicle, possession of marijuana, and carrying a concealed gun. He was taken to Broward County Jail and was released the following day on a $1,000 bond.

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Gustavo-Falcon-242x300Drug kingpin Gustavo Falcon was arrested by U.S. marshals near Orlando on Wednesday. Falcon has been wanted by federal authorities for over two decades. He was thought to have left the U.S. for Mexico or Colombia, but was reportedly living with his family a few hundred miles from Miami.

He was booked into Orange County Jail and reportedly agreed to be transferred from Orlando to Miami during a federal court hearing on Thursday. The press did not list an attorney for Falcon.

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Chief-Keef-288x300Keith Cozart, whose rap name is Chief Keef, was arrested on April 8 after he was allegedly caught drinking “sizzurp,” a mixture of prescription cough syrup containing codeine and soda, while driving a vehicle.

Cozart, 21, faces a DUI charge after he failed to pass a field sobriety test. It is unclear if he has entered a plea or acquired the services of an attorney.

According to the arrest report, Cozart was reportedly driving a two-door McLaren in Miami Beach with a passenger identified as Cortez McElrath. Police officers reportedly saw McElrath jump out of Cozart’s vehicle when he stopped at a red light to give the front-seat passenger of a Nissan Altima that was behind the McLaren a bag the officers said contained a “green leafy substance.”

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Leonica-Patricia-Sears-300x169Leonica Patricia Sears of Boynton Beach, Florida was arrested on DUI and child neglect charges on March 30 after someone reportedly saw her behind the wheel of a parked, running SUV in a supermarket parking lot. She reportedly had four children with her in the vehicle.

The passerby took it upon themselves to inspect Sears’ vehicle after allegedly seeing the kids jumping out of the sunroof to play around the parking lot. They called the police for help. Sears was arrested and faces charges for DUI, driving with a suspended license, and child neglect. She was booked into Palm Beach County jail and was later released after posting a $5,000 bond. News sources did not name a lawyer for Sears.

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