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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Brevard Public Schools Employees Charged With Drug Trafficking

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the arrests of and unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Leonard Charles Agee Jr. (40, Titusville) and Benjamin S. Jenkins (36, Mims) with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.  If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. 

At the time of the investigation, Agee and Jenkins were football coaches and employees of Brevard Public Schools.

According to the complaint, between September 2015 and his arrest today, Agee sold heroin to a confidential informant, and he has been trafficking in cocaine and marijuana. On multiple occasions starting in 2015, Jenkins sold prescription pills and cocaine to a confidential informant.

Several search warrants have been executed in Titusville and Mims in connection with this investigation. Three additional individuals were also arrested today on state charges.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.          

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the Titusville Police Department, the Melbourne Police Department, and the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Services. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney E. Jackson Boggs Jr.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 12, 2017