Lee deputies make arrests in North Fort Myers drug bust

Published: April 29, 2021 10:46 AM EDT
Updated: April 30, 2021 11:33 AM EDT
A home on Hart Drive was searched by deputies on Thursday morning. (CREDIT: WINK News)

Three people were arrested after Lee County deputies searched their home and found a large amount of fentanyl.

Matthew Bishop and Tina Rogers, both 35, and Raymond Gonzalez, 27, were arrested after a search of Hart Drive in the Suncoast Estates neighborhood of North Fort Myers.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office described the home as a “known drug house.”

The sheriff’s office had been investigating the home for five months and purchased fentanyl in an undercover capacity, the agency said.

They found a bag containing a mixture of fentanyl weighing 1.7 pounds (791.8 grams), 37.2 grams of packaged fentanyl for sale, 11 Suboxone strips, and 49 controlled prescription pills.

The street value of the drugs is estimated at $125,000.

The three suspects have been charged with drug possession. Gonzalez is also charged with sale of fentanyl.