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28 May 2013

FMPD Investigation Identifies 19 Drug Dealers

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The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of the FMPD Violent Crimes Task Force and uniformed officers arrested ten drug dealers. The roundup of perpetrators began on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The arrests were the result of an undercover operation targeting street level distribution of illegal narcotics. Detectives purchased cocaine and marijuana from 19 people resulting in 62 felony charges. The majority of the sales were within 1000 feet of area schools, churches and parks. So far, police have arrested the following 10 people:

  1. Willie Battle (d.o.b. 08-22-72 of Fort Myers) was arrested for one count of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church and one count of possession of cocaine.
  2. Erik Russaw (d.o.b. 12-30-77 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.
  3. Jason Elkins (d.o.b. 12-20-82 of Cape Coral) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church and possession of cocaine.
  4. Patrick Williams (d.o.b. 02-13-90 of Fort Myers) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a daycare and possession of cocaine.
  5. Johnny Luster (d.o.b. 11-26-74 of Fort Myers) was arrested for four counts of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and four counts of possession of cocaine.
  6. Eric Jackson (d.o.b. 09-30-69 of Fort Myers) was arrested for two counts sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, two counts of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a park and four counts possession of cocaine.
  7. Bryan Chisholm (d.o.b. 11-16-84 of Fort Myers) was arrested for one count of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and one count of possession of cocaine.
  8. Angel Vasquez (d.o.b. 10-15-91 of Fort Myers) was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church and possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church.
  9. Renee Boutin (d.o.b. 03-12-85, transient) was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.
  10. Artese Cooper (d.o.b. 05-17-86 of Fort Myers) was arrested for two counts of sale of marijuana within 1000 feet of a park.

Detectives and officers will continue their efforts to locate the remaining nine suspects.

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Office: (239) 321-7700
Emergency: 911

Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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