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Large drug sweeps in Lee County

The Lee County Sheriff's Office recently announced that its Operation Fall Frenzy, which has been conducted over the past two months, culminated with one day of 32 drug arrests. The charges in these cases involve heroin and other opioids, marijuana and other controlled substances. The sheriff also announced that additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming in the county. There are 12 outstanding arrest warrants for alleged drug dealers, most of which were made during September and early October.

Despite the fact that marijuana charges were part of these arrests, the sheriff said that the operation focused on dangerous drug trafficking in Lee County. Charges ranged from sale and possession to drug trafficking, and the sheriff's office said it confiscated drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, meth and marijuana.

One 41-year-old man was charged with sale and possession of cocaine and fentanyl while another 64-year-old man was accused of the sale and possession of Oxycodone. A 26-year-old woman was charged with sale and possession of cocaine, and a 19-year-old woman was arrested for selling and possessing marijuana. The 41-year-old remains in jail on a $30,000 bond as does the 19-year old with marijuana charges, who has a $15,000 bond. On the other hand, the 64-year-old was released on his $15,000 bond and the 26-year old on $25,000 bond.

When law enforcement conducts drug sweeps, it can be all too easy to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A drug conviction can have a serious impact on a person's life, leaving him or her with a felony criminal record, hefty fines and even jail time. A criminal defense lawyer can help someone accused of drug crimes present a strong defense before trial and in the courtroom.

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