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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:23 pm

Two Homestead men were arrested Tuesday night after two handguns were found during an Upper Keys traffic stop.

Al Salazar, 27, and Gabriel Martinez, 22, both were charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license. Martinez was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

Upper Keys Deputy Joel Torres and Sgt. Orlando Alvarez stopped a Honda Civic at Mile Marker 103 at 7:45 p.m. after running the tags and finding the owner of the vehicle has a suspended license. The owner, Martinez, was driving the car.

The odor of marijuana was present in the car. Martinez stated his license was suspended for failure to pay tickets. Salazar stated there was a small amount of marijuana in a plastic container behind the driver’s seat.

Deputy Torres searched the vehicle.

• A loaded 9mm handgun was found under the passenger front floor mat.

• A loaded .357 Magnum revolver was found in the front driver’s side floor mat.

A small amount of marijuana was found in a Tupperware™ container under the driver’s seat.

Martinez and Salazar were taken to jail.

Key Largo Man arrested for steroid possession

A 54-year-old Key Largo man was arrested early Friday morning for possessing steroids without a prescription and nearly $900 in cash.

Victor Hugo Calderon was charged with possession of a steroids without a prescription, providing law enforcement with a false identification and violation of probation for drug-related offenses.

Upper Keys Deputy Joel Torres was called at 1:48 a.m. to 103650 Overseas Highway regarding a trespassing issue. Deputy Torres found a Chevrolet Malibu on the property with a man, later identified as Calderon, sleeping in the driver’s seat. Calderon stated he was waiting for a friend. Calderon gave Deputy Torres a false name of “Alvaro.” He then proceeded to give a false date of birth and social security number. Calderon’s driver’s license had the proper identifying information. Another check with 911 communications specialists revealed he had an active warrant for his arrest. Calderon was detained and the car was searched.

There were three grocery bags with assorted drug/narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the trunk. There was 13 total items located, included vials of testosterone enanthate, testosterone cypionate and human growth hormone. There were two bindles of a white crystalline powdery substance located underneath the driver seat, which are pending chemical identification by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab. Calderon stated the bindles contained creatine for his workouts. Deputy Torres noted the quantity in the bindles was not consistent with the amount of creatine regularly used for the athletic purposes Calderon so claimed.

There was $874 in cash found in the front cabin.

Calderon told Deputy Torres the drugs belonged to a woman who was not present. Deputy Torres noted many of the bottles indeed had that woman’s name on them, however the anabolic steroids for which Calderon was charged did not have prescription labels attached.

Calderon was taken to jail.

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