Crime Stoppers tip assists in narcotics arrest

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On December 4, 2018, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call on the 6000 block of Golden Road in North Fort Myers.

Upon arrival, deputies recognized the area from an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip and immediately began investigating. Deputies then were able to seize 0.7 grams of Crack Cocaine and 1.2 grams of Methamphetamines from parties leaving the residence.

Due to the nature of the crime, detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit responded and assumed the investigation. Detectives made contact with Tobbie Conley (DOB 1-16-1980) and Sara Musselwhite (DOB 9-26-1980), who both reside at the home and are suspected of illegal narcotic activity.

During the investigation, detectives obtained probable cause allowing them to author and execute a search warrant at this location. Detectives seized 6.8 grams of Heroin, 6 grams of Cocaine, 0.3 grams of Mylan, 2.4 grams of Naloxone, 23.7 grams of Methamphetamines, $1,440 in US currency and a Glock 23  .40 caliber handgun at the conclusion of the search.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office subsequently arrested Musselwhite for possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and arrested Conley for trafficking in Heroin, being in possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of Cocaine with the intent to sell.

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“These drug dealers were put out of business thanks to information coming straight from our community members,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “We encourage anyone who suspects any kind of illegal activity in their neighborhood to report it to Crime Stoppers because as this case shows, anonymous tips do pay off.” 

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