4 men allegedly bought 'fake cocaine' from undercover agent

Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 18:19:41-04

WAYNE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Four men now face federal charges after FBI agents say they sold them "fake cocaine."

According to a court affidavit, the four men all meet at L George’s Coney Island in Wayne to buy drugs in exchange for $300,000.

The affidavit states 48-year-old Christopher Tallarico met with an undercover FBI agent while others watched.

All four men were eventually arrested at a gas station in Canton after completing their deal at a Canton Holiday Inn.

A home just across the street from Dearborn High School was searched the day after the four men were arrested. According to court documents, it's where 63-year-old John Sciarrotta lives. It’s stated that three guns and what is believed to be prepackaged cocaine for resale was found inside the home.

Also charged in the bust was 60-year-old David Miranda and 32-year-old Jose Caraballo-Troche.

According to the affidavit, investigators determined Miranda supplied drugs to Caraballo-Troche, who they say is a street-level drug dealer.

All four men have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine.

In all four homes and a warehouse were searched as part of this investigation. The affidavit states these searches turned up thousands of dollars, guns and cocaine.