Monday, October 08, 2007

16 Drug Arrests In Hendry

Drug Undercover Operation Takes In 16 Suspects

LABELLE, FL. -- An undercover operation by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office has resulted in 16 arrests.  According to Sheriff Ronnie E. Lee Sr., on October 4th Jean Carlos Zamora, age 19 of 1271 Twin Lakes Mobile Home Park in Clewiston was arrested and charged with four counts of Sale of Cocaine, one count of Sale of Ecstacy, and one count of Possession of Marijuana.

On October 5th Deputies executed a search warrant at 793 Kissimmee Avenue in LaBelle.  Sheriff Lee said approximately 50 pieces of Crack Cocaine, 5 grams of Marijuana, multiple prescription pills packaged for sale, and drug paraphernalia were located within the residence.  Due to the amount of traffic to the residence, Deputies set up an undercover operation and arrested 9 people for the Attempted Purchase of Cocaine.

Jeffrey Leroy Beard, age 48 of 793 Kissimmee Avenue, was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, and Operating a Drug House.

The following were charged with Attempted Purchase of Cocaine:

Carmen Murray, age 43 of   was also charged with possession of Marijuana.
Matthew Swenson, age 28 of 440 Ft. Keys Street, LaBelle.
Peggy Rutledge, age 36 of 1334 Garden Street, LaBelle.
David Samuel Eniss, age 36 of 275 Catamount, LaBelle (Muse, Glades County)
Saul Gonzalez, age 52 of 118 Euclid, LaBelle.
Keith Luster, age 29 of 4611 Darby Lane, Moore Haven, FL.
Jorge Sanchez, age 40 of State Road 29 south, LaBelle.
Israel Garcia, age 38 of 720 Bennett Avenue, LaBelle.
Dallas Johnson, age 18 of 1414 North Wardell St. Mount Dora, FL.

Wesley Howard, age 26 of 2007 Anchor Lane, LaBelle, was charged with Attempted Purchase of Marijuana.

Jeffrey Green, age 25 of 320 6th Avenue, LaBelle and Joseph Wilson, age 36 of Swanee Avenue, LaBelle, were both charged with Resisting Arrest.  Laricka Forbes, age 25 of 811 Caloosahatchee Avenue, LaBelle, and one female juvenile were arrested for obstructing an Officer.

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