LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Lake County Sheriff's Office says that their Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Clermont, Leesburg, and Tavares Police Departments, as well as the FBI and the United States Postal Inspectors Office, recently conducted an operation targeting cocaine dealers in South Lake County.
Detectives say that they identified Todd Jernoe Eutsey as the main source and supplier in the area. As the investigation progressed, additional high-level traffickers were also identified as being responsible for supplying Eutsey with trafficking amounts of the drug. These traffickers were identified as Roy Detreville Jr. and Jaime Vega Jr.
Because of the operation, detectives say that they obtained 28 arrest warrants for members of this drug ring and executed 5 search warrants, one of which occurred in Orange County. Detectives seized approximately a kilogram of cocaine (street value of approximately $32,000), $20,000 in cash, and 7 firearms.
The sheriff's office says that Eutsey and Detreville are currently on federal probation and were recently released from federal prison for similar charges. Several others who were arrested as part of this ring were either on federal probation, state probation, or are repeat offenders.
This operation began reportedly about four months ago.
18 of the 28 pictured have currently been taken into custody.