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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Fort Myers Officers Conduct Drug and Guns Arrest

Benitez, Jose Juan

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to an anonymous complaint of shots fired on Sunday December 9th, 2018 at approximately 12:17 AM at 3538 Seminole Avenue. When officers arrived, they observed two males in a car parked behind the residence. Upon seeing the officers both males exited the vehicle and began to walk away but were detained and identified as Jose Benitez (date of birth 12/24/1989) and a Jaquan Napper (date of birth 10/11/1999).


Upon further investigation the Officers located a gym bag near the car containing a variety of drugs, narcotics and marijuana in plastic bags along with two semi-automatic handguns nearby. They then preformed a search of the suspects and discovered a large amount of cash in Benítez’s pocket ($2983.00 USD.) Benitez admitted to the officers that the car and contents belonged to him and that he was a convicted felon. Officers released Napper and transported Benitez to the Fort Myers Police Department where he was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of marijuana and controlled substances within 1000 feet of a school and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail. Thanks to alert work on the part of Fort Myers Police Officers a convicted felon, drugs and firearms were taken off the streets of the City. 

Benitez, Jose Juan

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