Guilty Verdict in Drug Case

Jorge Rea, 36, of LaBelle, was found guilty of three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Driving While License Suspended/Revoked (Habitual). The
jury returned the guilty verdict this afternoon following a three-day trial in Moore Haven.

Deputies with the Glades County Sheriff’s Office were conducting traffic enforcement in June 2021 when the defendant sped by in a pick-up truck. He was clocked by radar at 49 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.

The defendant pulled into a nearby driveway. He told the deputies he was driving someone else’s vehicle. Deputies did a search of the truck and inside was Fentanyl, crack cocaine, and
methamphetamine. Rea was taken into custody.

Assistant State Attorney William Dorman III prosecuted the case. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 31st.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office