Several arrested after Lake County detectives find drugs during search

Several people were arrested after Lake County detectives located drugs while executing a search warrant.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says that their Special Investigation Unit served a search warrant on October 26th to a location on Putnam Street in Mascotte. Detectives searched the residence and the vehicles located on scene. 

During the search, detectives say that they located about a quarter key of cocaine, several pounds of marijuana, over a hundred Xanax pills, and numerous amounts of drug paraphernalia. They also found a prepackaged cocaine for sale and seized about $4,500 in U.S. currency.

Several individuals were reportedly charged due to the results of the search, including: 

  • Amando Mendoza was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a schedule two narcotic without a prescription, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana more than 20 grams with intent to distribute.
  • Derek Heart was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
  • Nicodemus Quintas was charged with possession of cocaine. 
  • Tony Nunez was charged with trafficking in cocaine.
  • Raul Deleon III was charged with possession of cocaine.