Fort Myers Police Seize Illegal Drugs and Firearms

According to the News Press, Fort Myers police recently took drugs and weapons from an apartment complex in the city. Reports show that police and a SWAT team served warrants at a Royal Palm Avenue complex and were able to raid the apartments within this location. In their first search, the police secured 24 grams of marijuana that was individually packaged for distribution on the streets of Fort Myers. The police also discovered 39 capsules (9 grams) of MDMA or Mollies. There was also $1,156 in cash at the location that was mostly profit from the drug deals. Police estimate that offenders gathered about $1,200 in drug profits over this period of time.

At the time of the search, the authorities arrested a 29-year-old man with the initials J.C. He was arrested on Charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a daycare. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Many people do not know that it is not only what drugs you sell that are illegal, but where you sell them. Individuals who try to deal their addictive narcotics near a daycare, school, or another place with children can often be charged with greater offenses than those who peddle in back alleys or on city streets. You will want to explore the possibility of these heightened charges if you have been arrested for a drug crime.

On this same raid, the police of Fort Myers also seized 233 grams of marijuana, a Springfield Armory 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, $505 cash, and drug paraphernalia. In this apartment the authorities arrested a 22-year-old on charge of obstruction of the execution of a search warrant. They also arrested a 32-year-old for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a daycare. If you were arrested for a similar crime then you may need assistance. Brian L. Edwards, Esq. is a Fort Myers criminal defense attorney that is understanding and caring. He understands that mistakes happen, and wants to help you out. Hire the firm today or contact them to set up a free consultation!