November 22, 2011

Man arrested for drugs; found to have counterfeit money

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division and the City of Key West Narcotics Unit completed a two month investigation Monday into the drug related activities of 39 year old Calvin Eugene Lee  of Key West.
Detectives had an outstanding warrant for Lee for trafficking in cocaine; the warrant was a result of the ongoing investigation into his activities dealing in illegal drugs. On Monday morning, they spotted him driving a 2004 Nissan Titan on North Roosevelt Boulevard. As a marked Key West Police vehicle attempted to pull him over, he fled, refusing to stop. As officers followed Lee, they saw him throwing white powder out of the vehicle. He finally stopped in the vicinity of George Allen Apartments on 1st Street, where he lives. He was taken into custody. Detectives located white powder over all over the inside of the vehicle. This white powder field-tested positive for cocaine.

After arresting Lee detectives went to the apartment where Lee was staying in George Allen Apartments, apartment F5. Detectives made contact with  60 year old Wanda Lee who gave detectives consent to search her home. Their detectives located 7 grams of cocaine pre packaged for sale, and a cocaine press with residue. Detectives also located $2,600.00 in hundred dollar bills. Examination of the money revealed all the bills had identical serial numbers identifying the bills as counterfeit. The money will be turned over to the Secret Service for further investigation and possible prosecution.

Lee was charged with fleeing and eluding police, possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of public housing, tampering with evidence, and with an outstanding warrant for trafficking in cocaine and use of a two way communication device to facilitate a felony. He was booked into jail.

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