Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge John L. Badalamenti has sentenced Nestly Jean a/k/a “Baby Zoe” (28, Lehigh Acres) to seven years in federal prison for distributing controlled substances. He had pleaded guilty on January 14, 2020. Jean is a documented member of the “Zoe Pound” street gang by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
According to court documents, in the spring of 2019, law enforcement purchased crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl from Jean over the course of four undercover deals, each occurring at a residence in the Palmona Park neighborhood of North Fort Myers. During one of the transactions, Jean cooked powder cocaine into crack cocaine in front of law enforcement before selling it to them. Although Jean sold his drugs in Palmona Park, law enforcement determined that he lived in Lehigh Acres. On May 9, 2019, during a search of Jean’s home, Jean was found to be in possession of more than $18,000 in cash, an AK-47 firearm, and a large stash of drugs.
This case was investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael V. Leeman.