A Putnam County man was arrested this week following a joint drug trafficking investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
Roberto Orozco-Villalobos, 29, was charged with trafficking 10 kilograms of cocaine.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy said this arrest is another example of the relationship between the DEA and the Sheriff’s Office.
“Because of this relationship, a significant amount of drugs were removed from the streets of Putnam County and a dangerous drug trafficker is behind bars.”
Investigators said Orozco-Villalobos used a home on Cris Drive as a distribution center for drugs, which would then be sold throughout southern Putnam County, in the Crescent City and Pomona Park areas.
SWAT and Rifle Security Teams were sent to the home and Orozco-Villalobos attempted to flee with a garbage full of cocaine, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He was quickly taken into custody and the cocaine was recovered.
In addition to the drugs, PCSO detectives and DEA agents seized two semi-automatic handguns and a Toyota Truck used to transport the cocaine.
The cocaine could be worth over a million dollars when sold in small amounts, per PCSO. When packaged, the cocaine had a street value of approximately $375,000.