MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach police said they have arrested a ‘significant supplier of marijuana’ to the Ocean Drive area Wednesday morning.
The operation, which involved many police agencies, took place at apartments in the 1300 block of Alton Road at about 5 a.m., according to police.
Miami Beach SWAT team, Special Investigations Section (SIS) detectives, federal ATF agents, and the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office executed search warrants concluding a two-month drug trafficking investigation, authorities said.
Police identified the main suspect as Phillip Sanders, 35, and said he is a ‘significant supplier of marijuana’ to the Ocean Drive area. Authorities also said the Sanders is known to sell cocaine and other illegal narcotics.
Police said Sanders was living in Miami Beach under a false alias. He is also wanted in Indiana for methamphetamine trafficking, authorities said.
In addition to seizing three pounds of marijuana and one handgun, one other person was arrested, police said.