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Drug trafficking arrest leads to conviction in Lee County

Posted at 7:45 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 07:45:11-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Naples man could end up in jail for nearly 20 years, after he was found guilty of multiple drug charges.

58-year-old Juan Reyes was arrested back in January after a traffic stop. Lee County deputies say Reyes gave them a fake name and had an active warrant out for his arrest in Martin County.

After searching the car, deputies say they found more than 40 grams of weed, more than 200 grams of meth, and more than 100 grams of cocaine.

Reyes has been charged with more than a dozen crimes, including trafficking in cocaine and meth, and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.

“If you’re dealing drugs in Lee County, we’re coming for you. It’s that simple,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “From patrol deputies to narcotics detectives, my team is committed to making this community safer by eliminating those who push poison on our streets.”

Reyes faces more than 17 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for January 27th, 2020.