Omar Lekenzie Anderson has been sentenced to 140 months in prison, just over 11 and a half years, for drug trafficking and possession. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced
as a Habitual Felony Offender, for Trafficking in Phenethylamines – 10 grams or more and Possession of Paraphernalia.
On December 15, 2022, two members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, in an unmarked vehicle, saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign as it exited a convenience store parking lot. As they drove behind the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop, a second traffic violation, for failing to properly stop, was witnessed.
The Corporal and Sergeant conducting the traffic stop smelled an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The occupants admitted no one had a medical marijuana card. The occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle and consented to a search, Anderson, a passenger, had a Motorola cell phone that dropped from his lap onto the ground as he exited. Under the seat he had been sitting on, was a drawstring bag containing a Motorola phone box. Inside was cocaine, marijuana, and a digital scale. The defendant admitted the drugs were his.
There was also an orange and brown powdery substance in the bag that could not be immediately identified. It was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for testing and identification. It was identified as 15.59 grams of Dimethylpentylone (substituted cathinones).
Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office