Cape Coral couple arrested for drug trafficking

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Mugshot of Lavon Garlin, left, Sue Hobbs, right. LCSO photo.
Mugshot of Lavon Garlin, left, Sue Hobbs, right. LCSO photo.

Illegal drugs, guns and cash were all found in the same house as a 15-month-old baby. Deputies and federal agents busted two people for having those illegal possessions at their home in Cape Coral off Del Prado on NE 2nd Street.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested convicted felon Printiss Garlan and then arrested his girlfriendĀ Lori Sue Hobbs.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office, it began with an intercepted package addressed to Garlan containing 1000 tablets of ecstasy.

When detectives searched his Cape Coral home, they found two guns, drug paraphernalia and about $7,000 in cash.

Garlan was arrested and taken to the Lee County Jail, but it doesn’t end there.

According to detectives, he called Hobbs and told her how happy he was that investigators didn’t find the ā€œred box.ā€

As it turns out, deputies were listening. They went back to the home to reclaim the box and found 16 grams of fentanyl inside.

Hobbs was arrested for drug trafficking and neglecting the couple’s 15-month-old baby.

The couple’s home is only a block away from a Montessori school likely filled with kids.

According to LCSO, Garlin had been arrested almost 40 times before this, but Garlin and Hobbs are out on bond tonight.

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