LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami)– Ten pounds of what looked like candy ended up being methamphetamine also known as meth, investigators said.READ MORE: Miami GP To Join F1 Calendar From 2022 In 10-Year Deal
According to the Sun-Sentinel, authorities seized the “candy” earlier this month during a drug sting in Lauderhill.
The bags were in bright packaging labeled with Spanish words like “Piñata and some of the candy had been made to look like lollipops, court records say.READ MORE: Hollywood PD Investigating After Body Found In Burning Car
As part of the sting, authorities arrested Jorge Maldonado, 24, of Okeechobee, and traced the drugs back to a Bradenton home.
Maldonado was arrested last week on federal charges of conspiring to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute the illegal stimulant.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges in a Fort Lauderdale federal court and remains behind bars in Broward.MORE NEWS: FEMA-Funded Vaccine Sites To Resume Administering First Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine With J&J Shot Paused
If convicted, he could face 10 years to life in federal prison.