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Lee County Sheriff's deputies seize $100K in narcotics during arrest

Narcotics bust in Cape Coral
Leonard Pitters arrested for narcotics in Cape Coral
Posted at 4:29 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 16:29:23-04

On Oct. 21, U.S. Marshalls found several narcotics while serving a warrant on Leonard Pitters, on the 1100 block of NE 11th St., Cape Coral. Pitters was wanted for an active assault case from June 17, where he battered and later threatened his victim at gunpoint.

Lee deputies assumed the investigation and obtained a warrant to search the property, in which they seized more than a kilo of cocaine (1,072 grams), a half kilo of fentanyl (536 grams), and more than half a kilo of heroin (840 grams). Additionally, 9 grams of crack cocaine, oxycodone and hydrocodone pills, two firearms, and $87,452 in cash from suspected narcotics sales were seized.

“My team is dedicated to take poison and dangerous dealers off the streets,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Every time we remove drugs and guns from criminals, we save lives.”

Pitters was arrested and charged with several felonies, including Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Heroin, and Trafficking in Cocaine.