LCSO uncovers fraud & drug trafficking operation

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Monday afternoon.

The press conference took place at 2 p.m. at the sheriff’s office headquarters on 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

The sheriff’s office described a drug trafficking and fraud operation that was uncovered.

Officials arrested Arthur Horton June 27 on drug trafficking-related charges after discovering drug paraphernalia, bags of money and various illegal narcotics linked to him. Detectives also discovered that Horton’s girlfriend, a nurse, had stolen the identities of over 100 individuals. She was arrested on fraud-related charges.

This remains an open investigation.

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