On November 16, Leonard Pitters, 27, of Cape Coral, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison for three counts of Trafficking in Fentanyl and one count of Trafficking in Cocaine. He will be required to serve 15 years in prison as a minimum mandatory sentence before becoming eligible for prison gain time. He was also ordered to pay statutory fines of $50,000.00; $100,000.00; and $250,000.00.
Pitters was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for each of three counts of Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Sell or Deliver; five years in prison for each of three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance; and five years in prison for Aggravated Assault.
The Court ordered all sentences to run concurrently.
Following a lengthy undercover operation conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit during October 2020, Pitters was arrested on October 21, 2020 by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. During the execution of a Search Warrant by LCSO at Pitters’ residence, fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were located. After the arrest, LCSO investigators also discovered additional fentanyl belonging to Pitters in a mailbox of a residence unrelated to Pitters but determined to have been placed there by him.
Assistant State Attorney Leena Marcos and Assistant State Attorney Brenda Wade prosecuted the cases.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office