This morning, Randolph Bronson, 56, of Fort Myers, was found guilty of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia.
He was found guilty following a two-day bench trial. The defendant waived his right to a jury trial so the Honorable Judge Margaret Steinbeck heard the case and rendered a verdict. The defendant was remanded into custody to await sentencing which is scheduled for February 27, 2023.
The Fort Myers Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Fort Myers Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.), served a search warrant at an apartment in Fort Myers. Bronson was located in a bedroom and a search of him revealed a bottle and a zip lock bag containing crack cocaine and Eutylone.
Two firearms were also found in the room, one of which Bronson claimed knowledge of when interviewed by a detective. Bronson is a convicted felon and not allowed to have a gun.
Assistant State Attorney Marilla Shoemaker prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office