Five arrested, over 20 pounds of meth seized in Haines City

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Haines City, Florida -- Five people were arrested Friday after 23 pounds of methamphetamine were seized from a home in the Haines City area.

The Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force (HIDTA) detectives say they received information about two men believed to be distributing meth in the city.

After an investigation, they went to 33-year-old Juan Arteaga-Orozco's home on George M Road, which was believed to be a 'stash house', and served a search warrant.

There they seized over 8.5 pounds of processed meth and over 11 pounds of liquid meth. They also recovered a firearm. Arteaga-Orozco was placed under arrest.

Detectives also pulled over Arteaga-Orozco's brother, 37-year-old Enrique Arteaga, and found a half-pound of meth in his possession. They then searched his home in the 2400 block of Citrus Blvd. and seized approximately one pound of meth inside, about two pounds of meth buried in the backyard, two firearms, and over $34,000 cash. 

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Their mother, 61-year-old Candelaria Arteaga, who lived with Juan, was also arrested.

Two other suspects were identified during this investigation, and arrested.

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