(October 5, 2015)-  Two men trafficking in cocaine and opiates were taken down in a multi-jurisdictional effort late Friday afternoon.

On October 1, 2015, the US Postal Inspector intercepted a suspicious package at the post-office.  After obtaining a search warrant, it was discovered that the package contained a large quantity of cocaine (2.72 pounds) and prescription pills (100 Oxycodone pills weighing 50 grams).  The package was slated for delivery at 2721 NW 7th Terrace, in Cape Coral.

With the assistance of the Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics Unit, SWAT Team, LCSO Technical Support Unit, a narcotics investigation was conducted and another search warrant for the delivery location was obtained.  Under surveillance, the package was allowed to continue to its destination in a controlled delivery at around 5:00 PM the next day.

When the package was received at the residence, the Cape Coral Police Department SWAT Team executed the search warrant at the residence.  The SWAT team detained two suspects, Jose Carlos Vargas-Colon, 21, of Cape Coral, and Elder Viera, 35, of Cape Coral.

When SWAT secured the residence they located the box the drugs had been delivered in, was open.  The cocaine had been hidden in a bed in the master bedroom, and the pills had been placed in another bag in the kitchen.  Officers located and seized drug paraphernalia and cell phones from inside the house.  The house was mostly vacant, likely used as a "stash house."

Vargas-Colon and Viera were transported to Lee County Jail.  Both are charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

ARRESTED: Jose Carlos Vargas-Colon, W/M, DOB: 07-24-1994, of 2927 SE 15 Pl., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

ARRESTED: Jose Carlos Vargas-Colon, W/M, DOB: 07-24-1994, of 2927 SE 15 Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

ARRESTED: Jose Carlos Vargas-Colon, W/M, DOB: 07-24-1994, of 2927 SE 15 Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

ARRESTED: Eldel Viera, H/M, DOB: 10-26-1979, of 2721 NW 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES: Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

ARRESTED: Eldel Viera, H/M, DOB: 10-26-1979, of 2721 NW 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

ARRESTED: Eldel Viera, H/M, DOB: 10-26-1979, of 2721 NW 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Opium or Derivatives, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

"We want to thank all of our partner agencies- US Postal Inspector, DEA, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office, for their quick, professional work in helping get these two off the street."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

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