Alleged Florida cocaine kingpin, Curtis Ruff, is sitting in jail as he awaits trial for various charges in two weeks. According police, Ruff is “connected to” hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of coke sold throughout the Central Florida area.
According to WFTV 9, Ruff was on the run from law enforcement for two weeks. Agents allege that in July, the mother of one of his children revealed to him that he was wanted by the laws for moving the white. The boys learned about this tip, supposedly, through wiretaps where the woman told him about a warrant “that was supposed to be sealed.”
In the minutes after learning that he was a wanted man, Ruff called his wife and told her to “get the payroll.” These were allegedly instructions for her to remove $9,000 in cash out of a floor safe in their estate in Ocoee and hide it from Metropolitan Bureau Investigations and DEA agents. When the agents arrived, they found the floor safe open and empty. Ruff’s wife told investigators that she was told to remove the cash later, according to reports.
Furthermore, he was being investigated by a third agency for tax fraud and money laundering. In court, tax returns from Platinum Property Investments, an alleged front business owned by Ruff “had no rental income for the last two years, but showed gross sales of more than $200,000 that no one could explain.”
Ruff is being held until trial, because an agent testified that he was also implicated in a homicide investigation. That trial is set to commence on January 11.