Florida Keys chase ends with 2 arrests, bag full of cocaine, marijuana

Deputies arrested men from Detroit and Tampa after a chase in Monroe County that netted cocaine and marijuana, deputies announced on Monday.

Deputies responded to reports of a reckless driver in a Saturn who was traveling southbound on the Overseas Highway, Saturday afternoon, near Ramrod Key.

Deputies spotted the Saturn near Mile Marker 27. Sgt. David Fernandez reported someone threw a bag out of the car. Deputy Freddy Rodriguez reported picking it up and finding 2.6 ounces of cocaine and 1.6 ounces of marijuana.

Deputies followed until the driver stopped at MM 8, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. They arrested Fernando Roman-Gonzalez, 37, of Tampa, and Alberto Roman-Gonzalez, 40, of Detroit, Michigan.

Roman-Gonzalez, 37, is facing charges of cocaine possession with intent to sell, marijuana possession with intent to sell, destroying evidence, and cocaine trafficking.

Roman-Gonzalez, 40, who was on probation for cocaine possession, is facing a charge of driving with a suspended license.


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