Miami Area DJ Arrested on Drug Charges Two Days After Playing Event at Police Headquarters

A South Florida disc jockey faces drug charges just two days after playing hits and taking selfies with officials at an employee "health and wellness fair'' in the lobby of the Miami police headquarters.

A Miami-Dade narcotics unit arrested DJ Fredy Benz, whose real name is Alfredo Benitez, on Wednesday. The 39-year-old Benitez is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell as we as cannabis possession. 

NBC 6 cameras were the only ones there as he bonded out of jail. Benitez would not speak with reporters before leaving.

Investigators say Benitez was selling drugs from his home near SW 20th Avenue and 11th Street, across the street from Shenandoah Elementary School. Detectives accuse him of also delivering narcotics from his SUV as well.

The Herald reports no one involved with the health fair is believed to have known about Benitez' alleged drug dealing. His wife is an administrator for the city of Miami.

Benitez has mutliple arrests for drug charges in his past, some going as far back as 2001.

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