Fort Myers Man Convicted Of Drug Conspiracy
Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Titus Lamar Bellot (28, Fort Myers) guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute the controlled substance methylone. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 18, 2015.
Bellot was indicted on April 30, 2014.
According to the testimony and evidence presented at trial, on April 21, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at an international mail facility in New York encountered an International Express Mail parcel from the People’s Republic of China. After searching the parcel, they determined that it contained methylone. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations agents made a controlled delivery of the package to an address in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Deena Williams, who was convicted after a jury trial on February 5, 2015, accepted the package. Agents then entered the house and discovered that Williams had opened the package and removed the drugs. Bellot came to the house a short time later to pick up the drugs. Further investigation confirmed that the package belonged to him.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey F. Michelland.