Two Miami Residents Arrested on Drugs Charges in the Florida Keys

K-9 Tracer alerted the deputies to the presence of drugs in the car

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    Monroe County Sheriff's Office
    Tracer with the drugs.

    Two Miami residents were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Marathon, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

    Samantha Hernandez, 18, and Xavier Vergara, 26, were arrested Saturday night after a deputy pulled them over at mile marker 50 around 10 p.m., when he saw one of the headlights out in their red Nissan.

    Deputy Thomas Hill found that Hernandez had no driver's license and so he asked Vergara to get out the of the car so he could talk to authorities, the sheriff's office said.

    Then, another deputy walked her K-9 named Tracer around the car and was alerted to the presence of drugs.

    The deputy found a fake hair spray can with a false bottom in Hernandez's bag. Inside the bottom there were various drugs including cocaine, LSD and marijuana, authorities said. Hernandez said she didn't know whose drugs they were, according to the sheriff's office.

    Meanwhile, two bars of Xanax were discovered in the car, and cocaine and marijuana were found in Vergara's sock, the sheriff's office said.

    Hernandez and Vergara both face charges of possessing multiple illegal substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vergara was also charged with allowing an unauthorized person to drive. Hernandez faces charges with driving with no license.

    It wasn't immediately known if the two had attorneys. 

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