Sheriff Marceno Warns Drug Dealers to Stay Out of Lee County After Dealer Busted

LEHIGH ACRES, FL – On October 29, 2020, members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force served a warrant on Joe Simmons (07/12/1994) in the 2500 block of 43rd Street SW in Lehigh Acres. Simmons had an active felony warrant for Aggravated Battery on a Pregnant Female and Domestic Violence by Strangulation.
When detectives located Simmons, they found several narcotics in plain view. Also inside the residence was another known drug trafficker, Leonard Pitters.  The LCSO Narcotics Unit assumed the investigation and obtained a search warrant for the home.  During Thursday’s search, 345 grams of cocaine, 225.6 grams of fentanyl, 7.4 grams of MDMA, several boxes of ammunition and extended magazines, and one large Kilo Press with boxes were seized.  Both Simmons and Pitters were arrested and charged with several felonies including Trafficking Fentanyl, Trafficking Cocaine, and Possession of paraphernalia.
“I’ve made it very clear that drug dealers will not be tolerated in Lee County,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “My Narcotics Unit is unstoppable. If you push poison, we will come after you.”