Published: May 25, 2013 8:32 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group and the FMPD Violent Crimes Task Force arrested ten suspected drug dealers.

The roundup of perpetrators began on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The arrests were the result of an undercover operation targeting street level distribution of illegal narcotics.  Detectives purchased cocaine and marijuana from 19 people resulting in 62 felony charges.  The majority of the sales were within 1000 feet of area schools, churches and parks.  So far, police have arrested the following 10 people:

 Willie Battle was arrested for one count of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church and one count of possession of cocaine.

 Erik Russaw was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

 Jason Elkins was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church and possession of cocaine.                          

 Patrick Williams was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a daycare and possession of cocaine.    

 Johnny Luster was arrested for four counts of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and four counts of possession of cocaine.                                            

 Eric Jackson was arrested for two counts sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, two counts of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a park and four counts possession of cocaine.

 Bryan Chisholm was arrested for one count of sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and one count of possession of cocaine.                                               

 Angel Vasquez was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church and possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a church.

 Renee Boutin was arrested for sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine.

 Artese Cooper was arrested for two counts of sale of marijuana within 1000 feet of a park.

 Detectives and officers will continue their efforts to locate the remaining nine suspects.