Broward County

Cops say they found $79,000 in the washing machine, but how clean was the cash?

Cash, guns and, wrapped in foil on the left, drugs allegedly seized in Monday’s arrest at 7100 Park Street
Cash, guns and, wrapped in foil on the left, drugs allegedly seized in Monday’s arrest at 7100 Park Street

The arrest of drug-dealing suspects Juan Diego Roca and Carlos Ramos seems awash in irony.

Hollywood police say they found $79,000 cash in a washing machine at 7100 Park St. on Monday.

Carlos Ramos
Carlos Ramos Broward Sheriff’s Office

Neither the cash nor four seized firearms, including an AK-47, show up in the tide of charges against Roca or Ramos. Their presence without cheer in the Broward County Main Jail is based all on the 181.5 grams of cocaine (street value, depending on quality, $3,630 to $5,082, according to NarcoticsNews.com) and 700.7 grams of marijuana ($6,175 street value according to addictionresource.com).

Roca is being held on $328,600 bond on one count of trafficking cocaine between 400 grams and 150 kilos; one count of conspiring to traffic less than 200 grams of cocaine; three counts of trafficking less than 200 grams of cocaine; one count of marijuana possession with intent to sell or deliver; one count of distributing cocaine; and one count of drug paraphernalia possession.

Ramos, 30, has a $46,000 bond for two counts of trafficking less than 200 grams of cocaine, one count of conspiring to traffic less than 200 grams of cocaine and one count of marijuana possession with intent to sell or deliver.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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