Operation Coastal Flush Nets Big Dividends
A 3 month investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics/Vice Unit culminates in the arrest of 22 suspects.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Operation Coastal Flush was executed early Wednesday morning in the North Fort Myers community known as Suncoast Estates. Several homes were hit simultaneously and surprised the suspected drug dealers who were taken to jail along with others charged with prostitution.
Sheriff Scott says, "Our community is a better place because of operations like this and we remain committed to a relentless, sustained attack on the drug trade and related crimes."
Three search warrants were executed at the following locations.
2008 Laurel Ln, North Fort Myers: Arrested- Tammy Prough Possession of cocaine within a 1000 feet of a church/ Possession of marijuana within 1000 feet of a Church
7769 Bartholomew Dr, North Fort Myers: Arrested- Steven Biship Sale and Possession of an opiate X3, Trafficking in an opiate derivative, Possession of marijuana over 20 grams and Serge Dufresne ) Violation of Probation
8305 McDaniel Dr, North Fort Myers: Arrested- Dustin Campbell Sale and Possession of marijuana X3, possession of marijuana with intent to sell
The following items were recovered at the above mentioned homes upon execution of the search warrants.
158.8 grams of marijuana / Street Value $1600.00
6.0 grams of cocaine / Street Value $300.00
106.3 grams in pharmaceuticals (Pills) / Street Value $10,300.00
Also arrested as a result of this investigation were:
Danorris Balkcom - Sale and possession of cocaine
Mickey Colangelo - Sale and possession of cocaine
Alan Alexande - Sale and possession of cocaine X2
Ashley Deming - Sale and possession of cocaine X2
Kevin Wilkins - Violation of Probation
Sandra Cullari - Prostitution
Tara Faustrom - Prostitution
Katy Hume - Prostitution
Melinda Johnson - Prostitution
Amber Rowell - Prostitution
The following individuals are still at large in reference to narcotic related crimes:
The operation is ongoing at this time and more arrests are expected.
The suspects have been booked into the Lee County Jail. The inmate photos and additional information are available on the Sheriff's Office website at www.sheriffleefl.org under the Arrest Search tab on the home page.