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Broward County law enforcement arrested 33 years old Miami native with long history of drug trafficking

Broward County, Florida – In their ongoing fight against drug traffic, Broward County law enforcement agents have made a significant arrest. After a warrant was issued for his arrest for tampering with a court-ordered GPS monitor, Moses “Moe” Francois, a 33-year-old resident of Miami with a history of drug-related felonies, was arrested Friday by deputies of Broward Sheriff.

Francois, with his “Married to the Game” tattoo on his right arm, has spent more than ten years tangled in the world of narcotrafficering. Though those charges were later dropped, his criminal record in Broward started when he was 20 and included charges in the drug court for evidence tampering. Francois experienced twice more drug-related arrests before the age of 22.

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At 24, his illegal actions resulted in a conviction for trafficking cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, which included a two-year jail sentence from which the Florida Department of Corrections released him on February 20, 2015.

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Francois avoided more drug charges until last year when an undercover operation revealed his activity once more. Police reports state that two times in May 2023 an undercover investigator bought heroin and fentanyl worth $100 from Francois. These exchanges happened in Fort Lauderdale around Northeast Fourth Avenue and East Sunrise Boulevard.

After these events, on June 14 a pursuit followed that resulted in Francois’s arrest by Broward County Drug Task Force officers. Later looking into his Middle River Terrace apartment turned up more cocaine and fentanyl.

Moses "Moe" Francois, a 33-year-old resident of Miami with a history of drug-related felonies has been arrested by Broward County authorities

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Charged with two first-degree felonies, three second-degree felonies, one third-degree felony, and a first-degree misdemeanor, Francois pleaded not guilty on July 25. Despite these demands, problems surfaced when he allegedly interfered with his GPS monitoring device, resulting in his June 19 flight from supervision.

Originally allowing Francois to travel to work under tight observation, Broward County Circuit Judge Michael Rothschild issued the arrest warrant on June 26. Currently housed without bond at the main jail in Fort Lauderdale, Francois was taken into custody without incident.

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This arrest draws attention to continuous local government initiatives to curb narcotics trafficking operations inside the area. Anyone with information about drug trafficking operations is urged by Broward Sheriff’s Office to come forward and call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Jordan Collins

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