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A man is arrested for trafficking narcotics during a drug bust

Posted: 6:07 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 23:07:08Z

After a four month investigation, a man was arrested for trafficking narcotics in a drug bust on Thursday.  

Investigators executed a narcotics search warrant  at 1037 SE 11th Street in Cape Coral. 

Willie Hayden, 32, sold undercover narcotics detectives heroin on several occasions, according to detectives. Hayden also has eleven prior arrests in Lee County for various narcotics and weapon offenses. 

Detectives discovered 10.4 grams of heroin at the residence during their search. Hayden was arrested on possession and trafficking charges. 

After more investigation, it was discovered that Hayden had a safe deposit key for a bank in Cape Coral.  Detectives said second search warrant was authored for access to the deposit box. 

Once opened, $51,130.00 dollars of US currency was found inside. The currency has been seized for forfeiture as illegal drug proceeds. 

Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, Cape Coral Police Department detectives, and Lee County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit.