Three men, including a candidate for Sweetwater city commission, were arrested Friday for allegedly trafficking cocaine, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Candidate Jose Mejia, 29, was arrested at his home in Miami and faces three counts of trafficking cocaine, according to the FDLE. Christopher Laboy, 24, was also arrested on two counts and Angel Berdecia Campo, 63, was arrested on one count.
“With cocaine deaths continuing to rise across Florida, it’s imperative to stop the flow of drugs into our communities, and these arrests will help that effort in Sweetwater,” FDLE Miami Special Agent in Charge Troy Walker said in a news release. “I appreciate the hard work of our FDLE agents, Sweetwater PD and DEA agents on this case.”
Mejia was arrested back in February in Collier County for allegedly selling marijuana.
The arrests come after a joint investigation that began in October between the FDLE, Sweetwater Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office.
The suspects were booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, online records show. Attorney information was not available.