Prison Sentence in Drug Case

Guillermo Garcia Hembree, 43, of Cape Coral, was found guilty as charged of Possession of a Controlled Substance, following a two-day trial in Lee County. He was immediately sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of drug offender probation.

In May 2021, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at a home in North Fort Myers. The defendant was detained in a patrol vehicle while the deputy determined what was going on at the scene.

When the deputy came back to open the car door, he saw a plastic baggie between Hembree’s feet containing a white crystalline substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

Assistant State Attorney Taryn Vaughn and Assistant State Attorney Adam Sullivan prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office