Man charged in Florida for allegedly importing cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana from Colombia has been charged with felonies related to trafficking drugs.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that 24-year-old Matthew V. Gonzalez, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested on Wednesday.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on June 29.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Broward County, a DEA agent intercepted a shipment of drugs from Colombia to Florida on Feb. 17, 2018.
The investigation revealed that Gonzalez had been operating a Florida real estate office in Fort Lauderdale and was working with another Florida man, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
In the complaint, the DEA said Gonzalez admitted that he transported the drugs to Florida and that he had the intent to use them to commit a crime in Florida.
Gonzalez is being held at the Broward Correctional Institution on a $50,000 bond and is due back in court on May 10.