10 Years in Prison for Drug Sale

Today Gerald Banks, Jr. was sentenced to 10 years in prison for multiple drug charges stemming from an undercover operation led by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Banks was found guilty following a trial in September.

Banks was adjudicated guilty for one count each of Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Sale or Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell or Deliver and Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Deliver. He was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender on the first two counts.

In January of this year the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted an undercover operation in the Pine Manor area of Fort Myers. The defendant sold a mix of cocaine and fentanyl during a transaction in exchange for $100, which was captured on video.

Assistant State Attorneys Steven Vitale and Lindsay Garza prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office