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5 arrested for selling drugs, stolen guns in Hollywood, police say

Suspects arrested after 4-month undercover investigation

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Five people have been arrested for selling drugs and stolen firearms in Hollywood, authorities announced on Tuesday.

Hollywood police said officers executed a search warrant last Thursday at two apartment units at 2735 Pierce St. 

The four-month undercover operation resulted in five arrests and the seizure of 20 grams of cocaine, 398.8 grams of marijuana and varying amounts of prescription pills, authorities said.

Detectives also recovered a stolen handgun.

Police said a man, identified as Jecksan Antonio Vega, 43, who also goes by the street name "Chico," was among those arrested for selling crack cocaine out of one of the apartment units.

Vega faces charges of grand theft of a firearm and two counts of delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Heather Salogga, 29, faces one count of delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Avenack Etienne, 23, faces one count of delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Richard Joseph, 32, faces one count of trafficking oxycodone.

Davante Houston, 25, faces one count of trafficking oxycodone, two counts of delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and two counts delivery of oxycodone within 1,000 feet of a school.


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