A Florida woman’s celebration after winning a $20,000 lottery prize was short-lived after she and her son were arrested Tuesday on drug charges. Migdalia Cruz, 59, and Luis Correa, 39, were arrested on suspicion of selling heroin within 100 feet of a school and various possession charges.
Another woman, Dana LaFlamme, 34, was arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition by a convicted felon and driving with a suspended license.
Cruz was in Orlando, where she and Correa redeemed the $20,000 prize for a winning scratch-off ticket. Deputies arrived at her Deltona home with a search warrant shortly after she returned.
Correa was outside holding three bags of drugs, which tested positive for heroin and fentanyl, the statement said. A search of the home yielded more heroin, prescription pills, ecstasy, cocaine residue and drug paraphernalia.
Correa was held in the Volusia County Branch Jail on a $36,000 bond. Migdalia Cruz was released after posting $5,000 bond, while LaFlamme was held without bail.