The Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, known as NETFORCE, led by the State Attorney’s Office 20th Judicial Circuit, continues to work on the initial operation announced at our press conference on September 3rd. Over the weekend three more suspects were arrested and $313,720 in cash seized.
Juan Rolle was arrested Sunday evening on his Collier County warrant. Allan Gary and Kennan Frederick were both arrested over the holiday weekend on their Lee County warrants. The confiscated money was found in a storage unit in Lee County belonging to defendant George Samuel Broughton. Broughton was arrested on September 2.
These recent arrests, along with the arrests from last week, now total 43 as part of this investigation. Those arrested are accused of being drug traffickers, or their associates, from throughout South Florida. It also brings the total cash seized to more than $660,000. NETFORCE has also seized illegal drugs valued at more than $649,000.
In late 2019, State Attorney Amira Fox created NETFORCE to coordinate a circuit-wide approach to identifying, investigating, and dismantling long-term organized crime, narcotics, racketeering, and money-laundering criminal enterprises. NETFORCE covers Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry Counties.
This operation is the result of the hard work of the following law enforcement agencies who make up NETFORCE: the State Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Fort Myers Police Department, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Coral Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Glades County Sheriff’s Office, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Port Authority Police Department, DEA, U.S. Marshals, FDLE, Louisiana State Police, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Plantation Police Department, Wilton Manor Police Department, South Florida Financial Crimes Strike Force, South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), and Customs and Border Protection.
Samantha Syoen Communications Director State Attorney’s Office