Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison

Jermaine Otis Dampier, 40, of Fort Myers, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced today to 180
months in prison, with a 36-month minimum/mandatory, for drug charges. He was sentenced on
two counts of Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 Feet of a School,
Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell or Deliver, and Possession of a Controlled Substance
with Intent to Sell or Deliver. Dampier was found guilty of the charges on June 16
th following a
two-day trial in Lee County.

On July 31, 2019, Dampier sold drugs to an undercover detective with the Fort Myers Police
Department during an undercover investigation. Dampier sold Eutylone and crack cocaine to the
detective. A senior crime laboratory analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
testified at trial that Eutylone is what is known as a substituted cathinone, which is a controlled
substance. The synthetic stimulant is in the same class as bath salts.

Assistant State Attorney Bryce Becker and Assistant State Attorney Christine Cummins
prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office