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13 Dec 2013

FMPD identifies 32 in Drug Sweep

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The Fort Myers Police Departments Special Investigations Group with assistance from the Violent Crimes Task Force, Community Policing Officers, Public Housing Officers and uniformed patrol conducted a “Roundup” of suspected drug dealers. “This is an ongoing pursuit to curtail and eliminate street level drug sales”, said group supervisor Sergeant Rick Notaro. Detectives targeted the area of Henderson Avenue in the Dunbar section of Fort Myers for the majority of these cases. Detectives have received numerous calls in reference to open air drug sales in this neighborhood.

Undercover drug purchases were made from 32 suspected drug dealers resulting in 170 felony charges. Eight of the suspects are documented Habitual Felony Offenders. The majority of sales took place within 1000’ of schools and parks.

The following suspects have been located thus far:

1. Sam Harris (d.o.b. 03/22/1974 of 3320 Handy Court, Fort Myers) (32 prior bookings)
4 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 4 counts possession of cocaine

2. James Buchanon ( d.o.b. 03/22/1982 of 1942 Cox Street, Fort Myers) (Documented Habitual Felony Offender)
4 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a park, 4 counts possession of cocaine

3. Rolanda Joyner (d.o.b. 09/25/1980 of 3420 Dora Street, Fort Myers) (Held on Widman Act warrant)
6 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a park, 6 counts possession of cocaine

4. Justin Diggs (d.o.b. 04/27/1990 of 3307 Ellington Court, Fort Myers) (11 prior bookings)
3 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 3 counts possession of cocaine

5. Percy Milledge (d.ob. 12/18/1973 of 2435 Aztec Drive, Fort Myers) (Documented Habitual Felony Offender)
1 count sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 1 count possession of cocaine

6. Sheburian Thomas (d.o.b. 11/01/1975 of 3723 Suntrust Drive, Fort Myers) (Documented Habitual Felony Offender)
2 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 2 counts possession of cocaine

7. Shan Moore (d.o.b. 10/31/1969 of 1928 Ford Street, Fort Myers) (56 prior bookings just released from prison 04/2013)
4 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a park, 4 counts possession of cocaine

8. Gwendolyn Bellamy (d.o.b. 01/31/1986 of 3136 Thomas Street, Fort Myers) (9 prior bookings and 26 warrants served)
1 count sale of cocaine 1000’ of a park, 1 count possession of cocaine

9. Robert Sims (d.o.b. 11/05/1956 of 3015 Dunbar Street, Fort Myers) (7 prior bookings registered felon)
3 counts sale of marijuana 1000’ of a school, 3 counts possession of marijuana with intent to sell

10. April Florence (d.o.b. 05/22/1975 of 2144 Davis Street, Fort Myers) (8 prior bookings)
2 counts sale of cocaine, 2 counts sale of marijuana, 2 counts possession of cocaine intent to sell, 2 counts possession of marijuana intent to sell, contributing to delinquency of a minor

11. Minnie Florence (d.o.b. 03/04/1990 of 2144 Davis Street, Fort Myers) (9 prior bookings, 11 previous warrants)
1 count sale of cocaine, 1 count possession of cocaine

12. Bryan Green (d.o.b. 04/13/1988 of 3340 Lincoln Boulevard, Fort Myers) (21 prior bookings)
4 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 4 counts possession of cocaine.

13. Sidney Cosby (d.o.b. 12/03/1970 of 2930 Thomas Street, Fort Myers) (Held on Widman Act warrant)
2 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 2 counts possession of cocaine

14. Frederick Dickerson (d.o.b. 07/01/1980, transient status) (32 prior bookings)
1 count sale of a controlled substance in lieu thereof; cocaine

15. Lavern Montgomery (d.o.b. 09/24/1981 of 2670 Broadway Avenue #7, Fort Myers)
5 counts of sale of cocaine 1000’ of a church, 5 counts possession of cocaine

16. James Green (d.o.b. 02/03/1978 of 3753 Belmont Street Apartment A, Fort Myers) (Documented Habitual Felony Offender, 28 prior bookings)
3 counts sale of cocaine 1000’ of a school, 3 counts possession of cocaine

Detectives also served 10 search warrants in this area that were the direct result of this drug roundup investigation.

Detectives and officers will continue their efforts to locate the remaining 16 suspects and will be following up on the investigations.

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Office: (239) 321-7700
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Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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