On Friday, May 10, 2013, at 4:43 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT and uniformed officers conducted a search warrant at 2722 Market Street. The three month investigation was the result of undercover drug buys. Detectives arrested the following people: Herbert Riggins (d.o.b. 11/21/63 of Fort Myers) was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church and possession of drug paraphernalia. Terrance Hodge (d.o.b. 07/11/77 of Fort Myers) was arrested for possession of cocaine with the intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church and possession of marijuana under twenty grams.
Police seized 30 grams of marijuana, packaging materials and scales from Riggins as a result of the search warrant. Riggins is still under investigation for further drug offenses.
Police seized 20 small baggies of cocaine Hcl from Hodge. The cocaine was packaged for street distribution and totaled 3.5 grams. Hodge was outside the home as the SWAT team approached and was detained by police. Officers discovered that Hodge had a warrant for failure to pay child support. During a search incident to arrest, officers found the cocaine on Hodge.
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