During the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit concluded a three-month-long investigation dubbed “Spring MAYhem”.
Members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Fugitive Warrants Unit, Highway Interdiction Unit, Gang/Intelligence Unit, Special Operations Unit and Patrol Bureau executed four search warrants at the following homes in Lee County:
- 4391 Cortina Circle, #232, Fort Myers
- 36 Cypress Street, North Fort Myers
- 8219 Bartholomew Drive, North Fort Myers
- 4805 7th Street West, Lehigh Acres
Execution of the warrants and subsequent roundup resulted in the arrest of 19 individuals, the seizure of one DPMS AR 15 .223 rifle, one Hi Point 9mm pistol (reported stolen), one SCCY 9mm pistol (reported stolen), one Draco AK 47 pistol, one Bersa .380 pistol and one Glock 19 9mm pistol. A total of $18,808 in United States currency, 309.98 grams of Cocaine, 394.29 grams of Crack Cocaine , 369.79 grams of Fentanyl, 125.4 grams of Heroin, 590.8 grams of Methamphetamine, 1.7 grams of Buprenorphine, 26.4 grams of Hydromorphine and a total of 35 grams of Opiate pills were seized.
“As part of the ongoing Opioid and Narcotics initiative, our team completed another lengthy investigation that resulted in the arrest of 15 drug dealers here in Lee County,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “These investigations and sweeps will continue and I’ll use whatever resources necessary until all drug dealers get the message that if you peddle poison in Lee County, we will put you behind bars.”