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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Leader Of Fort Myers Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Fort Myers, FL - Marvin Harris, Jr., aka “Mesh” (23, Fort Myers), has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute fentanyl, cocaine base, and cocaine.  He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, Harris led a drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating in neighborhoods off of Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers.  Harris recruited dealers to work for him and provided them with housing, which served as the main distribution points for the DTO.

On August 14, 2020, Harris was jailed for contempt of court in connection with a homicide investigation. He continued to run his organization while behind bars, enlisting his girlfriend, co-defendant Destiny Molina, to supply his dealers with drugs and collect the revenue generated by the business. Recorded phone calls between Harris and Molina captured him teaching her how to mix fentanyl with adulterants to increase the profit potential of his product along with other instructions necessary to keep his illegal enterprise afloat.

On October 15, 2020, the FBI executed simultaneous search warrants at Molina’s residence and Harris’s main drug house located on New York Drive in Fort Myers. Inside Molina’s residence, law enforcement recovered nearly $55,000 in cash, multiple pieces of expensive jewelry, more than 100 grams of fentanyl and cocaine, and a firearm. At the drug house, law enforcement found nearly $5,000 in cash, additional fentanyl and cocaine, and another firearm.

In connection with his guilty plea, Harris has agreed to forfeit his Mercedes-Benz automobile, $59,056 in seized cash, an 18k gold Datejust Rolex, and multiple gold “Cuban link” chains, all of which were traced to the proceeds of his DTO. Four other members of the conspiracy had previously pleaded guilty in connection with his case and are awaiting sentencing:

Name

Charge

Maximum Penalty

Destiny Molina

(20, Fort Myers)

Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances

5-40 years in prison

Bradly Griffin, aka “Jit”

(19, Fort Myers)

Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances

5-40 years in prison

Robert Rosado, aka “Drew”

(24, Fort Myers)

Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; distribution of a controlled substance

5-40 years in prison

Fabian Kelly, aka “Bob”

(20, Fort Myers)

Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense

Up to 20 years in prison, plus a consecutive 5 years in prison for firearms charge

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Myers Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael V. Leeman.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated December 9, 2021