Drug Arrests Result of Community Complaints

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, at approximately 5:38 a.m., Vice/ Narcotics Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department Special Enforcement Division (SED), along with the FMPD SWAT Team and supporting officers, executed a search warrant at 2140 Simon Court, apt. B in the Harlem Lakes subdivision.

The investigation and subsequent search warrant were in response to community complaints of drug dealing from the residence.

30 yr. Marquis Dillard and 28 yr. Jardae Smith, along with two young children, were located inside the residence.

Jardae Smith
Marquis Dillard

Upon a search of the home, the following items were located and seized as evidence:

  • Approximately 9.8 grams of suspected heroin
  • Approximately 4 grams of suspected marijuana
  • One (1) Glock 9mm handgun
  • Multiple items of drug paraphernalia (digital scales, plastic baggies, drug containers, etc.)

Based on the investigation and evidence located inside the residence, Dillard and Smith were both charged with Trafficking in Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia