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Central Florida trio arrested on drug charges after winning lottery

Three Deltona residents face narcotics and other charges hours after collecting $20,000 from a Florida lottery scratch-off ticket, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Luis Correa, 39, was charged with possession of heroin and other drug charges as well as two counts of sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Migdalia Cruz, 59, the mother of Correa also was charged with sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school.

Cruz said she and Correa had just returned from Orlando where they had redeemed a $20,000 winning Florida lottery ticket.

A third person arrested in the investigation, Dana LaFlamme, 34, was arrested for habitual driving while license suspended and violation of probation for possessing ammunition by a convicted felon.

The arrests came Tuesday afternoon after detectives from the Deltona Narcotics Enforcement Team arrived to the Deltona home where the three were on scene. Cruz and Correa were outside the home and LaFlamme was inside, according to the sheriff’s office.

Correa had three bags of narcotics that tested positive for both heroin and fentanyl, officials said.

Inside the home, detectives found more suspected heroin as well as Hydromorphone pills, ecstasy, suspected Xanas, cocaine residue, schedule 4 substance Clonazepam and drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

The three were transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail. Correa was released on $36,000 bail, Cruz was released on $5,000 bail while LaFlamme remains jailed with no bail because of the weapons charge, according to jail records.

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