Friday, March 26, 2010

Drug Arrest Results In 30-Year Sentence

A Naples man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison as a result of a Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest for cocaine trafficking.

Francisco A. Baez, 43, 350 10th St. North #P2, also was assessed a $250,000 fine. He was sentenced by Collier County Circuit Court Judge Franklin Hardt.

Deputies served a search warrant on Baez’s home on March 18, 2009 after an investigation revealed that he was trafficking cocaine from the Miami area to Southwest Florida. Deputies were assisted by the Naples Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the State Attorney’s Office.

Items confiscated included 1,474 grams of cocaine valued at $45,000, a semi-automatic handgun, 15 rounds of ammunition and $63,000 in cash.