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Cape Coral Police Take Down Heroin Trafficking Operation...Again

(May 29, 2014)-  Cape Coral Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics (VIN) Detectives, with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU), and SWAT Team, took down a heroin trafficking operation for the second time in as many months.

Yesterday at around 4:30 PM, Cape Coral Police Department VIN, SCU, and SWAT served a search warrant at 3802 SW 3rd Street.  Probable cause was developed as a result of an extended investigation that the occupants, Lorenzo Marquez and Marlen Barrios were trafficking in heroin at this location.

The search of the residence revealed 46.9 grams of heroin, and packaging equipment including numerous small plastic baggies, and electronic scales.

The couple's infant child was present at the home at the time of the warrant service.

Marquez and Barrios were arrested and taken to Lee County Jail.  All evidence was submitted at the Cape Coral Police Department evidence room.  DCF was notified regarding the infant child.

This house was just raided last month by the Cape Coral Police Department VIN Unit and SWAT Team for narcotics activity.  During that raid, 22.8 grams of Heroin, 118.5 grams of Morphine (779 pills), almost $6,600 in US currency was seized, and Marquez was arrested for Heroin Trafficking, Trafficking in other Opiates, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

ARRESTED:  Lorenzo Marquez, W/M, DOB: 03-16-1966, of 3802 SW 3rd Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Child Neglect.

ARRESTED:  Marlen Barrios, W/F, DOB: 10-16-1988, of 3802 SW 3rd Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Child Neglect.