22 arrested after undercover drug sting

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has begun basic operations training in recent months as a joint investigation of a drug trafficking organization throughout central Florida. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Clermont, Leesburg, and Eustis police departments jointly investigated drug-related crimes committed by mid- to high-level traffickers associated with the organization. The Special Investigation Office concluded basic operational training on April 28, 2021, and executed two residential search warrants and thirteen arrest warrants for alleged dangerous drug-related charges within the city of Leesburg. Unit, one passenger car and four residences. The long-term investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately US$13,000 in U.S. dollars and trafficking in cocaine, crack and methamphetamine. Detectives also seized several kilograms of marijuana, marijuana mixed with cocaine and a small amount of oxycodone. The market value of the seized drugs is estimated to exceed $50,000. Ten guns of various kinds were recovered during the search warrant, four of which were reportedly stolen from other jurisdictions in central Florida. During the investigation, 22 people were charged with various drug-related crimes. These costs range from trafficking in cocaine and methamphetamine to selling heroin/fentanyl within 300 meters of a church. Many arrested persons are charged with multiple felonies related to drugs. This action is a joint effort to combat and combat the heroin and opioid epidemics because of the continuous increase in drug overdose in the state and other regions. Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell said: “This is a struggle we must work together. We will continue to work hard to make these dealers unemployed here in our county.” “We thank us for being here with law enforcement agencies and our citizens. We will continue to work with them to ensure the safety of Lake County.” Leesburg Police Department Chief Rob Hicks (Rob Hicks) added: “The Leesburg Police Department is investigating this I am very satisfied with the results and the ongoing investigation work of all relevant agencies. Collaborative research like this can improve the quality of life of our citizens and improve the overall safety of our children and communities.

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