Published: Jul 13, 2011 5:07 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 13, 2011 4:08 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday July 12, 2011, the Fort Myers Police Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Task Force, arrested eleven people for selling drugs in the City of Fort Myers. The arrests are the result of a three month long operation in which undercover officers purchased drugs from street level dealers. The operation was in response to citizen complaints about ongoing drug sales in the area of Henderson Avenue. Police arrested the following people:

  •  Tyrell Sanders, 23, for eleven counts of sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  •  Samuel House, 31, for three counts of sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  • Erica Johnson, 32, for sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  •  Ramell Augustine, 30, for three counts of sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and felony violation of probation for driving while license is suspended.
  •  David Jackson, 27, for three counts of sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  •  John Jones Jr.,34, for two counts of sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school
  •  Broderick Williams, 36, for sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  •  Lawrence Lockley, 38, for sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school
  •  Willie Pollard, 39, for sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  •  Clifton Dortch,31, for sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.
  •  Duane Edison, 16, for sale and possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school.

Police are still working to locate eight more drug dealers wanted in the operation. In addition, during an arrest that took place at 1808 S. Palmdale Court, police spotted crack cocaine and marijuana in plain view. Police obtained a search warrant and along with drugs detectives recovered several thousand dollars in stolen clothing along with “booster bags” typically used for shoplifting merchandise from retail stores. This portion of the investigation is still ongoing.