Manatee judge sets bond for pair charged with drug trafficking

jdeleon@bradenton.comSeptember 12, 2013 

BRADENTON -- A Manatee County judge Wednesday set bonds for a man and woman charged in separate drug trafficking cases.

The Bradenton Police Casual Clothes Unit arrested the suspects Tuesday, and the suspects appeared before Manatee County Judge Scott Brownell on Wednesday.

Tamara Cadet, 25, was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of 23rd Street East in Bradenton, according to police.

Cadet is charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of rock cocaine, fleeing to elude, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brownell set bonds totaling $21,500 for Cadet, who was assigned a public defender. Cadet's car was also seized following her arrest.

Cadet's arrest history already includes charges of possession of marijuana, sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, sale or delivery of cocaine, aggravated battery, possession of heroin and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, according to Manatee County Clerk of Court records.

Jorge Mijares, 41, was arrested at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of 23rd Avenue West in Bradenton.

Mijares faces charges of trafficking in Oxycodone, possession of marijuana, and a felony third offense driving with a suspended license. Brownell set bonds totaling $8,000 for Mijares.

"If you do manage to bond out, you need to make sure you show up for your court hearing," Brownell said.

Cadet and Mijares remained in custody Wednesday evening.

Jessica De Leon, law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.

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