It’s been awhile since we’ve discussed The Real Housewives of Miami, and one of the Housewives on the show is making headlines.
Alexia Echevarria’s ex-husband and the father of her children, Pedro Rosello, was arrested for cocaine possession. Rosello appeared before the judge in federal magistrate court on Monday to answer charges he tried to unload two kilograms of cocaine.
Pedro and Alexia married in 1992, shortly before he was arrested and sentenced to 24 years in prison for cocaine smuggling for the Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta drug organization. He served almost five years behind bars on the charge, during which time Eehevarria filed for divorce. They have two sons together, Peter and Frankie.
Rosello, also known as Louis Mendez, was arrested on Nov. 8 by the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to CBS Miami.
The day before his arrest, a confidential informant tipped off police that Rosello was looking to sell five kilos of coke.
According to the official report, Rosello was willing to let the tipster inspect a kilo and would provide four more upon approval.
The next day, according to police, Rosello had two kilograms of cocaine on him when he visited a Florida City home, where he met with the informant. During the meeting, Rosello allegedly told the tipster that he could provide a total of five kilos of the drug in exchange for $28,000.
When the informant told Rosello he would pay later, Rosello left the house with the drugs in tow, unaware that police were tracking his movements. Officers made a traffic stop, and Rosello granted them the right to search his car, where a police dog alerted to a hidden backseat compartment that held the two kilos of cocaine, according to officials.
Rosello, who reportedly confessed his guilt to Homestead, Fla., police, was charged with “Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.”
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