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52 people arrested for drugs, guns in Lee County after months-long investigation

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says after a months-long investigation, 52 arrests were made and all were connected to drugs and guns.
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Posted at 4:56 PM, Apr 25, 2024

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff's Office says after a months-long investigation, 52 arrests were made and all were connected to drugs and guns.

During a press conference on Thursday, Sheriff Carmine Marceno says deputies raided at least 10 different homes in Lee County over the course of three to four months, the most recent house hit on Thursday in Lehigh Acres.

The drugs and guns found include:

  • 2 kilos of cocaine
  • 1 kilo of fentanyl and fentanyl pills
  • 1 kilo of MDMA (ecstasy)
  • 13 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 81 pounds of marijuana
  • 24 guns
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Out of the 52 suspects, Marceno says the top three had a violent background including robbery, aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon. He also says about half are facing trafficking charges.

This bust comes five months after Marceno announced a task force aimed at targeting overdose deaths and finding the suspect accused of supplying the drugs to the victim.

"We have a bunch of investigations and cases that we're looking into right now," Marceno said. "I can tell you probably, give or take, just about the 15 to 20 count."

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