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27 Dec 2012

Police Seek 22 Arrests in Drug Sweep

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On Thursday, December 27, 2012 the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with assistance from uniformed officers began arresting people in connection with a street level narcotics investigation. So far, police have arrested 10 people in the investigation that targeted drug dealers in the Central and Dunbar sections of the City. During the three month long investigation undercover detectives purchased drugs from 22 people many of them in one particular neighborhood along the Henderson Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard corridor. The investigation stemmed from documented drug patterns and other investigative techniques. The arrests are in addition to the 23 arrests last month in the same area. The majority of the sales took place near public schools, day care facilities and churches. Police have arrested the following people:

(1) Vincent Brown (d.o.b. 3-29-69 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of marijuana.

(2) Willie Bland (d.o.b. 12-01-94 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

(3) Chanel Hall (d.o.b. 05-21-84 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a daycare and possession of cocaine.

(4) Patrick Williams (d.o.b. 10-05-69 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

(5) Tyrone Hopkins (d.o.b. 05-29-84 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

(6) Kenneth Smith (d.o.b. 09-19-88 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a daycare and possession of cocaine.

(7) Adrian Watson (d.o.b. 09-29-84 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a daycare and possession of cocaine.

(8) Theodric Moran (d.o.b. 01-12-77 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

(9) Willie Pollard (d.o.b. 09-21-71 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church and possession of cocaine.

(10) Lanard Ivery (d.o.b. 11-18- 77 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

Police are still actively looking for 12 more suspects.

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Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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