Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Thursday after a three month long undercover operation.
Oliver Rocher, 32, was arrested after deputies found him in a Fort Myers hotel room with heroin, crack cocaine, and steroids.
Deputies say they tracked Rocher down after an investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Gang and Intelligence Unit, where Rocher sold heroin to undercover investigators.
“Today we flushed a rat out of his hole,” said Undersheriff Carmine Marceno in a statement. “Sheriff Scott and our team will continue the relentless pursuit, and capture, of everyone out there peddling poison on our streets.”
Inside the hotel room, deputies say they found Rocher to be in possession of nearly 56 grams of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, 2.2 grams of crack cocaine, and 14 vials of steroids, along with $4,000 in cash and a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber firearm. The estimated value of the confiscated drugs is believed by deputies to be worth $20,000.
Deputies say that Rocher was connected to Zoe Pound, a Haitian street gang, and has been booked 10 times in the past including on drug, weapon, and robbery charges.
Rocher is currently being held in the Lee County Jail without bond, facing nine total charges including drug trafficking, possession of controlled substances, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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