Illegal immigrant accused of drug trafficking

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OKEECHOBEE - After an undercover drug sting, a man who entered the country illegally was charged with trafficking in cocaine. Isaac Hernandez-Hernandez, 49, was charged Jan. 29 by members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force (ONTF) after undercover investigations led to his arrest.

In September of 2020, a confidential source met with members of the ONTF and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to discuss Hernandez-Hernandez, who had been identified as a powder cocaine source in Okeechobee County.

An undercover detective was utilized to attempt to purchase 28 grams of cocaine from Hernandez-Hernandez, and he was reportedly successful.

On Jan. 29, Hernandez-Hernandez was arrested and agreed to speak without an attorney present. He reportedly admitted to crossing the border from Mexico illegally in 2009.

Two independent sources claim Hernandez-Hernandez has been trying to gather all his money in an attempt to flee the United States and evade law enforcement. Due to his illegal entry into the country and his designation as a flight risk, his bond was set at $100,000. 

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