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Deputies arrest notable drug trafficker in Martin County

Deputies arrest notable drug trafficker in Martin County. (MCSO)

A notable drug trafficker is off the streets as overdoses rise in Martin County.

According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), local law enforcement responded to 55 reported overdoses in 2018. Deputies say 11 of these calls resulted in a death.

Detectives with the MCSO's Special Investigations Sections arrested Segundo Ascencio, 48, in February for possession of GHB, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, three-counts of possession of methamphetamine, and three counts of sale of methamphetamine.

Deputies say Ascencio sold methamphetamine during a reverse drug operation. According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, deputies executed a search warrant at his Hobe Sound residence and located narcotics including pre-loaded hypodermic syringes.

Ascencio is in the Martin County jail with a $196,000 bond.

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