Operation leads to seven arrests in drug ring

Posted at 8:35 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 08:35:02-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Seven people are behind bars after the Lee County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Unit finished an 8 month long investigation that included a million-dollar drug bust.

LCSO started the the investigation, referred to a operation "Taquiera Takedown", after busting a large scale cocaine and heroin drug trafficking ring in Bonita Springs that was run out of the now-defunct store Soccer Palace.

Thursday, deputies and law enforcement raided 10 homes and businesses. Over $1.3 million dollars worth of heroin, cocaine, hydrocodone pills and money were seized, along with 7 vehicles.

Investigators say the leaders of the organization were 38-year-old Erick Nino-Nunez, who runs two "Kwik Pick" stores "Soccer Palace"; and 36-year-old Enruque Elvira-Gonzalez, who investigators say provided protection, sold narcotics, and worked at the two shops owned by Erick Nunez-Nino.  They were both arrested Thursday, along with five other suspects believed to be involved in the operation:

  • 34-year-old Marcos Deems
  • 57-year-old Hector Lopez
  • 44-year-old Sean McCann
  • 42-year-old Jessica McCann
  • 40-year-old Miguel Reulas

Search Warrants were executed at these locations:

•7470 Field Road, Fort Myers
•8011 Allamanda Courtt, Lehigh Acres
•26710 Streetsboro Lane, Bonita Springs
•27983 Temple Terrace Drive, Bonita Springs
•27885 Industrial Street, Bonita Springs
•25091 Bernwood Drive Suite #7 (365 Cuts Barbershop), Bonita Springs
•27010 Old 41 Road (Kwik Pick/Los Regios), Bonita Springs
•8841 W. Terry Road, Bonita Springs
•15800 Old US 41 Road, Naples
•10265/95 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples

Evidence Collected:

•Heroin: 91.7 ounces (5.7 lbs) Street Value: $1,284,000.00
•Cocaine: 188.1 grams Street Value: $31,470.00
•12 Hydrocodone pills 5.8 grams Street Value: $240.00
•Total Currency Seized: $10,501.86

Vehicles seized:

•1966 Chevrolet El Camino
•2002 Mini Cooper
•2003 Lincoln Navigator
•2006 Jeep Commander
•2007 Chrysler Pacifica
•2010 Toyota Tundra
•2010 Mercedes Benz ML350