Florida sheriff’s deputies say that they have busted a woman who allegedly ran a drug trafficking ring. The suspect was a former state correctional officer from Volusia County.
The discovery came after an investigation that resulted in police arresting the former officer. Police say that the woman’s suppliers and other members of the organization were arrested.
Police allege that the group “were responsible for distributing kilogram amounts of methamphetamine in Volusia County and Lake County on a monthly basis. It’s believed the organization trafficked up to 24 pounds of uncut methamphetamine over a one-year period.”
Identified members of the organization had been arrested for numerous crimes including narcotics violations, firearms/weapons violations and violent crimes against persons. Guess served about one year in state prison from 2019 to 2020 on a previous conviction for drug trafficking in Volusia County, police say, according to Fox News.
One of the suspects is also known to police due to the death of an infant who died due to methamphetamine toxicity, according to VSO Chief Deputy Brian Henderson.
“We know that there are many other organizations just like this, and/or larger, and we know a lot of who they are,” Henderson said. “The men and women on our task force as a team, this is their mission. This is their passion. They love doing this type of work, and I assure you that if you’re out there trafficking drugs in our communities, it’s only a matter of time before we’re kicking in your front door, and you’re going to jail.”
The operation was completed after months of “surveillance, search warrants, intelligence gathering and a Title III Oral Intercept, VBI agents were able to infiltrate and dismantle the Christina Guess drug trafficking organization and recover about 1.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 348 grams of cocaine and 11 Hydrocodone pills.”