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Man sentenced for trafficking Fentanyl in Fort Myers

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 16:37:26-05

FORT MYERS, Fla.  — Arthur Horton, also known as WIFI, 45, was being investigated by Lee County Sheriffs after receiving a tip that he was supplying narcotics to street dealers.

The Lee County Sheriffs Office conducted an investigation and kept Horton under surveillance.

On June 27th, deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop on Horton.

Horton did not stop and instead drove his vehicle through a double guard gate at a Fort Myers community.

Horton then ran. Deputies later apprehended him.

A search of Hortons residence and safety deposit boxes at a bank revealed narcotics, and nearly one million dollars in suspected illicit narcotics proceeds.

Horton was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in prison, followed by ten years of probation for one count each of Trafficking Fentanyl more than 4 grams, Flee/Elude Law Enforcement Officer with Lights and Sirens, and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer without Violence.

Horton must also pay a statutory fine of $50,000.