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Operation "Mind Your Manor"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A six-month undercover Narcotics Operation exploded with a bang, literally.  Diversionary devices, known as flash bangs, rang out shortly after 7:00 this morning in the Pine Manor community as the Lee County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team took down five homes simultaneously. Homes filled with heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamine pills...and a lot of surprised street level drug dealers that were hauled off to jail. 

"It's safe to say they didn't know what hit them until it was too late," said Sheriff Mike Scott, who announced that as of midday today, twenty people had been arrested as part of  Operation "Mind Your Manor."  More than a dozen others are actively being sought. 

Sheriff Scott, along for the operation, says one of the most poignant moments of his law enforcement career was witnessing a SWAT team member as he cradled an infant and rushed him out of harm's way.  The infant's crib was just a couple feet from a table covered with heroin and cocaine.

Arrested and charged so far are:

Linsey Hollins, nickname "Wheelchair Joe", (DOB 10-26-80) of 1523 Brookhill Drive, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Opiate Derivative within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

William Sellers (DOB 12-12-87) of Sarasota, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Gregory Nelson, Jr. (DOB 12-20-85) of 1759 Palmdale Ct., Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Christopher Dove (DOB 8-18-78) of 7710 Tamara Lee Ct., Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Heroin.

Herman Garcia (DOB 1-17-75) of 1822 Fourth Ave., Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Francisco Flores (DOB 8-11-62) of 17430 Dumont Drive, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Javon Turner (DOB 5-25-84) of 5433 Sago Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Milton Munoz (DOB 5-3-56) address unknown, charged with Sale and Possession of Heroin.

Sheila Green (DOB 12-10-72) of 5617 8th Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Bashar El Yaman (DOB 7-14-87) of 2737 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Heroin.

Barbara Cintron (DOB 7-8-54) of 5645 9th Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Trafficking Opiate Derivative.

Lizette Perez, nickname "Mama", (DOB 5-10-71) of 5432 10th Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine and Heroin within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Gary Evans (DOB 6-24-79) of 1523 Brookhill Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Gregory James (DOB 2-13-75) of North Port, charged with Sale and Possession of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a School or Church.

Dustin Hernandez (DOB 3-11-89) of 5616 8th Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Armed Trafficking in Heroin.

Christopher Jones (DOB 9-20-88) of 3740 Central Avenue, Fort Myers, charged with Sale and Possession of Heroin.

Four others are in the process of being booked at the writing of this press release.



Sheriff Scott says the Operation is ongoing and promises to "continue this relentless focus on the drug trade and violence in the community."

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