Nicholas Castelao of Hialeah, Florida is accused of crashing a stolen vehicle into and killing Lyft driver Robert Torra while under the influence of crystal meth and cocaine, Miami prosecutors announced Tuesday.
He was charged last month with a number of drug offenses, including possession of cannabis and cocaine, possession of cannabis and cocaine with intent to sell, and selling cocaine and cannabis near a school. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.
DJ 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.
Drug 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.
Tyler 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.