Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Federal Agents Raid Home
LABELLE, FL. -- Federal agents and Hendry deputies were on scene all day at a LaBelle home Tuesday.
A 2006 house at 259 Ford Avenue in the city of LaBelle was the scene of law enforcement activity today as agents from the IRS and EPA and the Hendry Sheriff's office were reportedly on scene.
Information about the raid has not yet been released by officials.
The 2,201 square foot home is owned by former builder and businessman Dean T. Daniels along with Brenda M. Daniels. Tax rolls show the property as their homestead property. It was purchased in March 2011 for $95,000 from Centerstate Bank of Florida.
Records indicate the couple. along with Travis Daniels own Air Boss Aviation LLC, and Dean and Brenda own Deano's Full Service, Inc. Dean Daniels once owned Last Chance Pit LLC, a failed company operating out of a house the Daniels once owned at 7005 Rich Circle in Port LaBelle.
Daniels is a building contractor and constructed many homes in Port LaBelle during the building boom under the name Deano's Full Service Inc. Several years ago Daniels' trucking company was attempting to get permission from Glades county to transport fill material from a Charlotte county rock pit.
On February 24, 2009 Dean T. Daniels (DOB 08/03/1963) was arrested by the Florida Wildlife Commission for attempting to sell 4,400 pounds of unrefrigerated oysters out of a truck. At the time he showed an address of 38 W. Carmack Dr., Chalmette, La., and claimed that his refrigerated truck broke down while transporting the oysters from his fish house in Louisiana.
The FWC officer charged Daniels and Jeremy Kennedy (DOB 02/02/1988) of 4003 Cascade Lane, LaBelle, with attempting to sell saltwater products without a wholesale dealers license and for quality-control violations.
Brenda Daniels has a Hendry county arrest record for drugs back in 1990-1991.
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photo: Hendry Tax Appraiser