Prince Davis, Roosevelt Jackson and Austin Petersen Jr. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department

Three arrests made, large amounts of drugs seized in Fort Myers searches

Three men were arrested during two simultaneous searches in Fort Myers, which also uncovered large quantities of drugs as well as paraphernalia and firearms.

On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police, working with other agencies, executed searches on homes on Eastland Street and  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The searches were the results of a three-month-long undercover investigation targeting
multiple people suspected of selling crack cocaine and fentanyl throughout the Dunbar area.

Upon execution of both search warrants, four individuals were detained.

A search of the Eastland Street residence yielded:

  • two weapons
  • numerous rounds of ammunition
  • several pieces of crack
  • 16 grams of an unknown white powder
  • other drug paraphernalia
  • walkie talkies to aide in drug sales

A search of the MLK Boulevard residence:

  • 9 grams of suspected fentanyl, which is about 13,000 fatal doses
  • 16 grams of suspected crack
  • 57 grams of suspected amphetamine pills
  • 21 Xanax pills
  • small amounts of meth and MDMA
  • 2 more weapons
  • 4 grams os suspected synthetic spice
  • 1 gram of suspected marijuana
  • other drug paraphernalia

Arrested were:
• Prince Davis – Sale of Synthetic Narcotics (Fentanyl) within 1,000ft of Public Housing Complex,
Possession of Synthetic Narcotics (Fentanyl) with Intent to Sell within 1,000ft of Public Housing
Complex, Trafficking in Synthetic Narcotics and Owning/ Renting a Structure for the Purposes of
Selling Drugs (2 counts).
• Roosevelt Jackson – Sale of Cocaine within 1,000ft of a School, Sale of Cocaine within 1,000 ft of
Public Housing Complex and Possession of Cocaine with the intent to Sell X 2.
• Austin Petersen Jr. – Possession of Cocaine

This investigation remains ongoing as Fort Myers Police are still looking for four additional individuals who have pending drug charges stemming from this investigation.

Additional agencies assisting in this investigation include the SWAT team, U.S. Marshals services, the Group Violence Intervention Unit, Patrol and the Metro Drug Unit.

Seized contraband from the simultaneous searches. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department
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