Horacio Alvarez-Huerta Jr was arrested with 3 kilos of cocaine Okaloosa FloridaPosted on May 18, 2001
An investigation head by the Okaloosa County Drug Task Force has resulted in the seizure of three kilos of Cocaine, $13,000 cash, and a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck, and the arrest of a Mexican national on Federal drug charges.
Held without bond pending a detention hearing in Federal Court is Horacio Alvarez-Huerta, Jr., age 28 (date of birth 3-13-73), a resident alien from Reynosa, Mexico, who lists San Juan, Texas, as his US residence. He faces Federal charges of Possession of Cocaine and Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.
Earlier this month, the Okaloosa County Drug Task Force developed information about Alvarez-Huerta's alleged involvement in the importation of Cocaine from Texas and Mexico into Okaloosa County and elsewhere in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office, The Baldwin County, Alabama Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) assisted in an investigation that led to an undercover purchase of three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of cocaine in the parking lot of a supermarket on Old Gulf Beach Highway in southwest Escambia County on the evening of May 17 at which time Alvarez-Huerta was taken into custody. The three kilos of cocaine were taken into evidence and the vehicle used to deliver the drug was seized.
Agents then searched a trailer in Foley, Alabama, where Alvarez-Huerta had been residing in recent days. Paraphernalia and $13,000 cash were taken into evidence at that location.