Lee County drug bust nets $1 million in cash

Landrus Powell (Photo via Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

Lee County Sheriff’s investigators found $1 million in cash during a drug bust that began over the weekend.

Landrus Powell, 53, of the 3000 block of Broadway Avenue, was arrested in the bust that took place at his apartment, Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said in a press conference Thursday.

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The sheriff’s office launched the investigation after a mother of two children overdosed, Marceno said.

Powell attempted to buy drugs from undercover officers, according to Marceno. A subsequent search of his home uncovered the cash, along with pistols, other weapons and large quantities of morphine, cocaine, heroin, and Oxycontin.

The sheriff’s office displayed the cash and drugs on a table during the press conference.

“Take a look at this drug money here and these drugs. It’s exactly why we will never stop working,” Marceno said.

Powell faces charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of heroin and other counts.

Reporter:Nicole Valdes
Writer:Rachel Ravina
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