Heroin trafficking suspect apprehended in Bradenton - FOX 13 News

Heroin trafficking suspect apprehended in Bradenton

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Castillo-Isa, 57, was arrested on similar charges in Boston, Mass. in 2009. Castillo-Isa, 57, was arrested on similar charges in Boston, Mass. in 2009.
BRADENTON (FOX 13) -

A 57-year-old drug trafficking suspect was arrested Thursday night in Bradenton.

Demares Beatrice Castillo-Isa, who is also known by the name Lourdes Ortiz Canuelas, had been sought since August for her role in a large heroin ring.

She was booked into the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office where she is being held without bond.

According to a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office report the department was working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force when they arrested the suspect.

Castillo-Isa's last known address is 3100 Hawthorne St., Lot #69 in Sarasota the report states.

Investigators say the suspect was distributing large quantities of the illegal narcotic out of her home and out of a location in the 2800 block of Ringling Blvd. Undercover detectives with SCSO and the Sarasota Police Department allegedly obtained heroin from Castillo-Isa and two co-defendants.

The other two suspects were apprehended in June and are now facing federal charges related to the case. One witness allegedly procured 500 grams of heroin from the suspect over a period of several months.

Castillo-Isa was arrested on similar charges in Boston in 2009. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

 

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