FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested four people in two separate drug raids on Friday. The Special Investigations Group and SWAT, along with uniformed officers, conducted two search warrants, one in the 2000 block of Third Street, and the other in the 4000 block of Ballard Road.
Around 11 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the Third Street location after a CrimeStoppers tip. After obtaining a search warrant, detectives found prescribed controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Detectives also found an illegal tattoo parlor that was being operated in an unsafe manner.
FMPD says additional charges are pending and they arrested Joshua Booker and charged him with illegal operation of a tattoo parlor, among other charges. Fort Myers Code Enforcement also found the home was unsafe to live in.
The raid on Ballard Road happened just after 10 p.m. Friday night, after detectives obtained a search warrant. The home is within 1000 feet of the James Stephens International Academy on Marsh Avenue. SWAT members found 11 people inside the home, along with 7 ounces of cocaine, 8 grams of marijuana, two guns, about $1,000 in cash, and other drug items. The street value of the drugs is about $7,000.
Police arrested Lorenzo Gloster, Patrick Clemons and Glenn Francis in connection with the raid. The investigation is still ongoing.