25 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficker

Robert Dwayne Harris, 59, of Lehigh Acres, was sentenced to 25 years in prison immediately after being found guilty as charged of Trafficking in Heroin and Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Controlled Substance. Harris must also pay $500,000 in fines. The jury returned the guilty verdict this afternoon, following a two-day trial in Lee County.

In April of 2019, during a joint undercover drug operation between the Florida Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), the defendant sold drugs to an undercover Drug Task Force Officer in the Edison Mall parking lot.

Harris sold a bag of heroin for $2,800. The substance was tested by the D.E.A. and was revealed to be 29 net grams of heroin. The sale was caught on surveillance as part of the drug bust operation.

Lee County Circuit Court Chief, Assistant State Attorney Tyler Lovejoy, prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office