FORT MYERS, Fla. - On Friday, February 15th, the Fort Myers Police Department conducted two search warrants that led to the seizure of two handguns and illegal narcotics.
The first search warrant happened at 3416 South Street. Officers from the FMPD Community Offender Probation and Education Unit (C.O.P.E.) and State Probation were conducting a probation check at the address. During their search of his home they located marijuana and a firearm. The FMPD Special Investigations Group continued the investigation with a search warrant. Police seized one Dickson 22 caliber semi automatic handgun, 12 grams of Cocaine Hcl and drug paraphernalia to include digital scales, packaging material and baggies. The total street value of drugs seized was $1,200.00. Police arrested Otis Jiles (d.o.b. 09/18/74) for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.
The FMPD Special Investigations Group with the assistance of SWAT, road patrol, housing and community policing officers served the second search warrant at 3158 Apache Street. The investigation was the result of undercover drug purchases. Police seized one Springfield 45 caliber semi automatic handgun, 30 grams of cocaine base or crack that was in the form of “crack cookies”, 8 grams of morphine (20 pills), 2 grams of marijuana along with drug paraphernalia used for the packaging and distribution of illegal drugs. Total street value of drugs seized was $3,500.00. The investigation in reference to this location remains ongoing at this time.