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Cops Posing As Cab Drivers To Make Drug Arrests

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Monroe Sheriff's Office detectives posed as cab drivers in a four-month investigation that ended with the arrests of five alleged drug dealers, authorities said.

The investigation, dubbed operation "Taxi Cab Confessions", focused on Marathon and had undercover cops buying marijuana, cocaine and assorted stolen property, including six GPS devices and two radar detectors, authorities said.

Individuals arrested were charged with sale of cocaine, sale of marijuana, and dealing in stolen property.

Possession with intent to sell cocaine is a second degree felony, as is dealing in stolen property. Both are punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Possession with intent to sell marijuana is a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.