LeeLee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: Overdose Linked to Bonita Fentanyl Trafficker
Friday, March 15, 2020
On Thursday morning, May 14, Lee County Sheriff’s Office South District deputies responded to a residence in the San Carlos Park area of Fort Myers regarding an unresponsive male.
Emergency Medical Services attempted lifesaving measures, but the male was pronounced deceased on scene. Deputies located a powdery substance at the scene, and a narcotics test confirmed the substance contained both cocaine and Fentanyl.
Due to the nature of the incident, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit and Narcotics Unit assumed the investigation.
While on scene, detectives developed leads tracking the source of the deadly narcotics to the home of Alberto Salazar (DOB 12/14/1990). Deputies surveilled Salazar’s residence, located in the 11200 block of Safari Drive in Bonita Springs, and developed probable cause for a search warrant.
During the execution of the warrant, deputies seized 5.6 grams of Fentanyl, drug manufacturing equipment, a firearm, and ammunition.
Salazar was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl. This case remains active.
“Fighting the opioid crisis has always been one of my top initiatives,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Another dangerous drug dealer has been taken off the streets of Lee County. We will continue to investigate and arrest anyone who contributes to this deadly crisis.”