Collier Co. Sheriff's Office arrests a major drug trafficker
NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office arrests a major drug trafficker. 33-year-old David Delly was arrested inside a hotel on Pine Ridge Road last Friday. Detectives seized more than 16,000 pills worth nearly $200, 000 dollars from the Golden Gate resident.
"Under 5,000 were dilaudid tablets, that's an opiate based drug and that along has the potential if found guilty to carry a minimum mandatory 25 year sentence, he also had Xanax and other controlled substances," said Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.
Detectives arrested Delly after they went undercover and purchased Roxicodone from him. They said he flew in airplanes, drove rental cars and used cell phones to conduct his operation.
"We believe this has the potential for some Medicare fraud cases involved as well in how this operation was established."
Detectives say Delly's arrest exposes a drug trafficking operation that spans across the Southeastern United States including Florida. Pills were not the only thing detectives found.
"There was also a gun that was found, but more importantly financial records and ledgers identifying additional persons who were involved in trafficking activity and operation."
The Sheriff's Office believes there might be as many as 100 people involved in this operation.