ORLANDO, Fla. — Three people were arrested this week in an alleged drug ring that had been under investigation for nearly a year, Orlando police said.
Andrea Jablonski, 34, Alexandra Sanchez, 26, and Robley Bruce, 40, were part of a drug ring where they would sell cocaine and pills at nightclubs throughout Orlando, police said.
Detectives said the trio was caught through undercover buys and the use of confidential informants.
The suspects were arrested Tuesday at the Metropolitan at Lake Eola apartments on East Washington Street.
Jablonski and Sanchez were roommates, police said.
“Just in the time we were there serving their search warrants, their customers were ringing their phones the entire time we were there,” said Lt. Darron Esan of the Orlando Police Department.
He said Sanchez and Bruce sold drugs all across Orlando for months.
After a number of undercover buys, a judge signed a search warrant and detectives found Sanchez to be a third suspect.
Investigators said the trio did not have day jobs and would only sell drugs for a living.
“It was their job. That’s what they did. They would wake up and go to work,” said Esan.
While searching the suspects' apartment, police found cocaine, ecstasy pills, marijuana and more than $6,000 in cash in their home.
A report said Jablonski told detectives that cannabis was her “happy place,” and she doesn’t really work anywhere. She told them the cocaine belonged to someone else who lived in the apartment, police said.
While searching Bruce’s home, detectives said they found more than $8,000 in cash, 700 grams of cocaine, 324 grams of ecstasy and drug paraphernalia.
Police said the operation will have a “tremendous effect in reducing the amount of drugs being sold at clubs in the city of Orlando.”
The suspects are facing multiple drug-related charges.
On Tuesday, detectives seized about $62,000, but a safety deposit box revealed much more money. They’ve now collected $170,000.
“That’s just cash. We’re still working with local agencies and federal agencies to complete subpoenas and submit financial records as well,” said Esan.
Because of the volume of the case, investigators said it’s possible federal authorities could prosecute, which would lead to stiffer penalties.
Esan said the case is far from over.
“We do have other suspects identified and we’re not going to quit here,” he said.
Drugs seized in the operation:
- 1,162.1 grams of alprazolam (Xanax)
- 858.9 grams of cocaine
- 439.4 grams of MDMA, also known as the party drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine
- 565 grams of cannabis
- 21.8 grams of Amphetamine
- 130 Steroid pills
- 7 grams of LSD
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