FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL: KEEPING OUR ROADWAYS AND HIGHWAYS SAFE
MADD SWFL appreciates our Law Enforcement Heroes in our community. Recently, our local FHP Public Affairs Office shared training that Troop F Fort Myers attended. It immediately resulted in taking drugs off our roads which will ensure a future of #NoMoreVictims of drunk, drugged and substance-impaired driving.
THANK YOU, TROOP F, FOR KEEPING OUR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS SAFE FOR OUR COMMUNTY’S RESIDENTS AND VISITORS
March 13-17: Troop F Fort Myers hosted the weeklong 2017 Commercial Motor Vehicle – Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP). 48 Commercial Motor Vehicle Troopers along with Contraband Interdiction Unit Troopers from around the state are in attendance. The purpose of the training course is to familiarize and update uniformed law enforcement officers in areas of joint interest in Commercial Motor Vehicle counter crime activities, tactics and criminal interdiction techniques. The first 3 days of the class was all classroom, this evening started the in the field practical traffic stops to apply the training
On March 15, during Operation “Ground UP”- Trooper S. McCormick initiated a traffic stop on a red ACURA for a head lamp violation on SR 93 at the 160 mm in Charlotte County. The odor of raw marijuana was present. A probable cause search revealed 321 gross grams of marijuana and $2380.00 in US Currency, which was seized as evidence. The defendant was delivered to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with Possession of Cannabis (over 20 grams) and Possession With Intent To Distribute.
On March 15, during Operation Ground Up, Trooper Evans initiated a traffic stop on SR 93 at the 86 mm (Collier County) on a 2013 Ford. The odor of marijuana was present and during the encounter with the driver, Trooper Evans detected that he had a bulge in his crotch area. A pat down revealed 7.2 grams of Heroin, 6.8 grams of Cocaine Base, and 2.8 grams of Cocaine Hydrochloride. A search of the vehicle revealed 2.7 grams of marijuana. The vehicle was found to be registered to the passenger and was towed after discovering that she had a business purpose only driver license. The defendant was delivered to the Collier County Jail and charged accordingly