LEE COUNTY - On Friday, March 18, 2011, at approximately 6:39 pm, a detective assigned to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling I-75 in Fort Myers. The detective conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a black, 2002 GMC Yukon Denali for following too closely, speeding, illegal window tint, failure to wear a seatbelt and having an obstructed registration plate.
A traffic stop was conducted on Colonial Boulevard near exit 136. The driver was identified as Constantino Lorenzo Herradon. He and his passenger were traveling from Miami to Cape Coral.
Further investigation resulted in a search of the vehicle and the discovery of a large compressed brick of cocaine sealed in electrical tape weighing over 5 ounces, and an additional bag wrapped in foil weighing 17 grams. The total amount of cocaine, approximately a 1/3 of a pound, has an approximate street value of $5,000 dollars.
The suspect was arrested without incident at the scene. It was learned the cocaine was destined for a location in Lee County before being intercepted. It was also revealed Herradon had previously been charged with illegal narcotics trafficking.
Constantino Lorenzo Herradon, age 46, of Cape Coral, is charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine. He has been booked into the Lee County jail.