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$12 million bond set for Lee County suspect

Melissa Cossio
Posted at 3:06 PM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 06:36:53-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A woman who was arrested last year in one of Lee County’s largest drug-trafficking operations in its history was back in court Tuesday.

Pretrial officers said 34-year-old Melissa Cossio violated her release by attempting to tamper with or damage her GPS monitoring equipment.

A judge set her bond for the eight drug trafficking charges at $12.1 million.

Cossio along with five other people was arrested last May 2021.