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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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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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Christine-Arguelles-254x300Christina Arguelles of Coconut Creek, Florida is behind bars after her 14-year-old daughter and a classmate allegedly brought THC-laced candies to a Coconut Creek middle school. Arguelles, 33, is being charged with possession of THC with intent to sell, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and two counts of child neglect because she also has an 8-year-old son.

She was ordered held in lieu of a $117,500 bond. After learning of her bond, she reportedly tried to plead with Judge Michael Davis during her first court appearance to lower the amount saying she has been “under a lot of stress,” but the judge did not comply with her request. It is unclear if Arguelles has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Riganotti-and-Fernandez-300x195Dr. Dominic Riganotti and his assistant Jaquelin Fernandez were arrested on January 11 for allegedly supplying illegal prescription medication from Fernandez’s home and Riganotti’s medical office in Wilton Manors, Florida.

Riganotti, 50, faces charges of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute human growth hormone (HGH), unlawful distribution of HGH, possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Fernandez, 41, also faces the first two charges and an additional charge for using a minor in drug operations. Riganotti was ordered held in lieu of a $200,000 bond and Fernandez was held for $100,000. They have both bailed out of jail.

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