We got a lot of information out of that trash. In the rush to leave, they had left behind all kinds of stuff. There were used needles, receipts for payments, ledgers, names of clients, brochures that led us to other places where Ugi and Acevedo were peddling their PEDs — like at doctors’ offices all over Miami. The stuff had been left in boxes, garbage cans, plastic bags, and on the floor — everywhere. When we went in, Tommy and I were looking at each other with sh– eating grins. We called the DEA, and its agents came in and took all of it. We read through most of it before they arrived, and even though there weren’t any obviously explosive documents with names of players on them, there was still valuable information. There’s no question that that information helped the DEA’s case — though, of course, the informant, Frankie, was the real key to the investigation.
Eddie Dominguez with Teri Thompson & Christian Red