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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lehigh Acres Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

Fort Myers, Florida – Alejo Guerrero (36, Lehigh Acres) today pleaded guilty to 12 felony charges related to the armed trafficking of cocaine and his possession and sale of firearms. Guerrero, who has previously been convicted of robbery and burglary charges, faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

According to court documents, federal and state authorities conducted multiple operations in 2016 and 2017, during which Guerrero sold cocaine and firearms, including an AK-47, to an informant. On October 13, 2017, agents executed a search warrant at Guerrero’s residence. Inside the home, they found Guerrero, along with his girlfriend and an infant child, a stash of cocaine, thousands of dollars in cash, a bulletproof vest, a .357 revolver, and an empty safe. The key for the safe was located next to the toilet.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael V. Leeman.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop districtwide crime reduction strategies, incorporating the lessons learned since the program’s inception in 2001. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated March 21, 2018