Fort Myers Drug Trafficker Convicted by Federal Jury
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A federal jury has found Edgar Vazquez (35, Fort Myers) guilty of possessing with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. Vazquez faces a minimum mandatory term of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison. Vazquez had been indicted on May 22, 2019. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 14, 2020.
According to evidence presented at trial, on September 18, 2018, Drug Enforcement Administration and Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigators seized more than one kilogram of cocaine, cash, and a loaded firearm from Vazquez’s residence and his vehicle.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Fort Myers Resident Office. It is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.