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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.

Florida man facing drug charges after traffic stop

A 47-year-old Florida man was taken into custody during the early morning hours of Sept. 15 after attempting to flee the scene of a routine traffic stop according to a report from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The man has been charged with cocaine possession and resisting arrest. The MCSO alleges that the man discarded several packages of drugs while attempting to elude law enforcement.

Task force shuts down Central Florida drug gang

A multi-agency task force says that it has shut down a major heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation in Central Florida. A yearlong investigation came to fruition when police conducted several drug raids and took 10 people into custody according to a Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation representative. The arrests were announced during a Sept. 17 press conference. The MBI were assisted in the investigation by agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation.

Florida mother and daughter facing drug charges

A 54-year-old Florida woman and her 21-year-old daughter were taken into custody Aug. 21 on narcotics charges after officers with the Port St. Lucie Police Department allegedly discovered significant quantities of illegal drugs in their Fairway Avenue residence. The search followed an undercover investigation that was triggered by several reports of suspicious activity in and around the house. The two women face a total of 15 felony drug possession and trafficking charges.

Florida traffic stop results in man dumping drugs in bushes

According to Martin County Sheriff's Deputies, the passenger of a vehicle that they had stopped on July 16 near the Roosevelt Bridge in Fort Pierce attempted to hide drugs and gold dental decorations in the bushes after fleeing the scene. Deputies stopped the vehicle because they measured it moving at a rate of 98 mph in a 45 mph zone.

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