Suspicious packages leads LCSO to a 35 pound marijuana drug bust

Reporter: Morgan Rynor
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Mugshot of Jason Smith, left, and Karea Smith, right. Photo via LCSO.
Mugshot of Jason Smith, left, and Karea Smith, right. Photo via LCSO.

Thirty-five pounds of marijuana confiscated from Jason and Karea Smith.

But it does not stop there. Cape Coral Police said they found edibles, mushrooms, THC oil and wax, along with other paraphernalia.

Confiscated from the Smith's. Photo via LCSO.
Confiscated items from the Smith’s. Photo via LCSO.

Cole Fergen lives around the corner from the Smith’s home and is happy the joint effort with Lee County, Cape Coral Police and the U.S. Postal Inspector took drugs off the streets.

“They did a good job,” Fergen said. “Apparently it was multiple locations. I guess they had them, so I’m glad they’re cracking down on it and getting it out of here.”

The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation began because of an increase in suspicious packages entering Lee County addressed to Jason Smith. Investigators followed Smith and saw him moving boxes around to several locations.

LCSO said Smith used these locations to store, package and distribute drugs.

“I’m happy they’re doing their job,” said John Mikovits, a nearby neighbor. “That they’re getting everything cleaned out around here.”

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