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U-WIRE: U. Florida student sells cocaine to deputies in undercover sting

Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday October 22, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. A University of Florida student was arrested early Friday morning after purchasing cocaine from undercover Alachua County Sheriff's deputies.

Andrew Mirams, 21, bought an ounce of cocaine from deputies at 1 a.m. Friday for $130 and agreed to pay the balance of $420 at a later date, said ASO spokesman Keith Faulk.

Deputies sold the drugs to Mirams, a resident of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house at 5 Fraternity Row, then arrested him, Faulk said. Mirams was released from jail on Friday on $5,000 bond, Faulk added.

Mirams and three other men were involved in an ASO reverse sting, an operation where undercover deputies sell drugs to lower-level dealers who then sell the drugs to others, Faulk said.

"(They are) not the top dealers or players in the local drug game," Faulk said. "These would be low level, but they would be suppliers nonetheless to mostly the college age group."

Matt Rotrock, a 25-year-old SFCC student, was arrested Thursday night for purchasing two ounces of cocaine, one on credit, from the deputies, Faulk said. As of Sunday afternoon, Rotrock was being held at the Alachua County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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