Sanford couple arrested on drug charges including using own child in one of alleged transactions

Parents remain behind bars on no bond status; four children in care of DCF

Marko Capers of Sanford, FL busted on drug charges / Headline Surfer®Keyata Capers of Sanford, FL busted on drug charges / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Marko Capers and Keyanta Capers, were jailed on no bond status over the weekend after their arrests Friday on multiple drug dealing charges.
 

SANFORD, Fla. -- The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sanford husband ad wife for trafficking prescription drugs, drug possession and even involving their own 13-year-old son in one of the illicit drug sales.

"The investigation found that on at least one occasion the couple had their 13-year-old child complete a sale of illegal drugs from their home," Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannady told Headline Surfer® on Friday. "We don't believe that the 13 year old willingly sold the drugs."

"The investigation found that on at least one occasion the couple had their 13-year-old child complete a sale of illegal drugs from their home," Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannady told Headline Surfer® on Friday. "We don't believe that the 13 year old willingly sold the drugs."

Cannady added the boy was "instructed by his father actually on how to do it, to give a certain person the pills and to take the money."  

During the execution of a search warrant Thursday at the residence, agents located numerous illegal prescription pills and quantities of MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy or “Molly,”  the spokeswoman added.

The boy is one of four children of the Capers who have been turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Meanwhile, Marko and Kenyata Capers each remain behind bars in the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on a no-bond status. They will have another hearing in March.

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