Father Arrested for Smuggling Marijuana to Jailed Son: Deputies

Harold Cantres, 36, told authorities that he was doing a favor for his son, 20-year-old Jack Cantres, who was already serving time in jail on drug charges.

Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 3:52 PM EDT
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A father was arrested for smuggling marijuana to his son who was serving time at a Florida Keys jail, the sheriff's office said Friday.

Harold Cantres, 36, told authorities that he was doing a favor for his son, 20-year-old Jack Cantres, who was already serving time in jail on drug charges.

Authorities had gotten a tip that Jack Cantres had asked his father to help him get the drugs into the jail. Harold Cantres was supposed to hide the marijuana in a trash can in a restroom of a Miami Subs restaurant and the son would arrange for someone to smuggle it into the jail.

Authorities searched the garbage can when Harold Cantres left the restroom  and found the drugs.

When authorities took him into custody, he admitted knowing that the drugs were going to his son in jail.

He was found with $1,178 in small bills. This was seized.

He faces a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute 1,000 feet of a public housing facility and conspiring to smuggle contraband into a detention facility.

Jack Cantres was also charged with conspiring to smuggle contraband into a detention facility.

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