On April 13th, 2017, while on patrol Deputy Gallant observed a suspicious vehicle in front of a known drug house. The vehicle was occupied by a subject known to have an extensive criminal history to include narcotics distribution. Deputy Gallant observed multiple males and other vehicles meet at the location at which time she made contact with them. One of the subjects fled at the site of law enforcement and was taken into custody. Deputy Gallant continued her investigation and was able to interview and search several persons and vehicles. Upon the conclusion of her investigation Deputy Gallant was able to seize 20.6 grams of heroin, 1.8 grams of crack cocaine, and 3.4 grams of cocaine. Deputy Gallant arrested 3 subjects for various narcotic related offenses. Deputy Gallant submitted a complete Intelligence report that assisted several ongoing agency investigations.
Because of Deputy Katie Gallant dedication, hard work, and professionalism during this incident, and her devotion to duty and service to the public, the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce is very proud to recognize Deputy Katie Gallant as Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Month for April 2017.
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