3 Apprehended in Broward After High-Speed Pursuit; Drugs and Guns Confiscated

A high-speed chase took place on Wednesday in Broward County involving a multi-agency law enforcement team. The pursuit resulted in the apprehension of a trio with a criminal history, along with the discovery of cocaine and weapons, according to records.

A joint effort by multiple law enforcement agencies led to the apprehension of three individuals.

An incident report released by FHP on Thursday states that a BSO helicopter observed a black 2019 Chevy Silverado with a South Carolina license plate being driven by Julian Montes in a manner described as reckless and at a high speed, heading southbound on the Turnpike.

According to FHP, Montes, 30, was passing traffic on the shoulder when he was struck twice by a trooper. Despite this, he managed to maintain control of the Chevy. However, the trooper ended up with a flat tire.

Deputies captured aerial footage that revealed Montes’s front passenger, Tramain Jovonne Reed, discarding weapons and a yellow and black bag out the window, as reported by FHP.

Troopers successfully disabled the Chevy after a third maneuver, which caused Montes to lose control and come to a stop. They swiftly apprehended Reed, 33, and Vicent Fernandes Barbosa, who was seated in the back.

According to FHP, a search team discovered a significant amount of cocaine and several firearms, including a Glock 29, Glock 20, and Ruger LCP .380.

During questioning, Fernandes Barbosa, 36, provided detectives with details about his activities. He mentioned that he was en route to complete a transaction involving a significant quantity of cocaine, which he intended to sell for a substantial amount of money. However, he acknowledged that a pursuit occurred, leading him to dispose of a firearm by throwing it out of the vehicle’s window, as documented in the records.

Three individuals were apprehended by BSO deputies and subsequently taken into custody at the main jail in Fort Lauderdale. They are currently facing charges related to armed cocaine trafficking. Their bond was rejected on Thursday.

Fernandes Barbosa, a resident of Deerfield Beach, was under felony probation due to charges related to methamphetamine and marijuana possession. In addition, he was dealing with two probation violations.

Reed, hailing from Riviera Beach, has a history of 8 convictions, with the most recent one being on Nov. 30, 2016, for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in Martin County. In addition, he was charged with possessing a weapon and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Montes, a resident of Wellington, has a history of four felony convictions. His birthplace is South Carolina and his most recent conviction was on Jan. 19, 2017, for willful fleeing and eluding in Palm Beach County. In addition, he was accused of resisting arrest with violence, assaulting a law enforcement officer, and engaging in aggravated fleeing with damage.

If you have any information regarding the case, please contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477, as detectives are seeking assistance.

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