$2.2 Million worth of Meth seized in Polk County; two men indicted
5:01 PM, May 7, 2013
POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Two Polk County men have been indicted on numerous federal charges for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to sell it.
According to court documents, Polk County deputies initiated a traffic stop on Scott Eargood, 21, of Poinciana, on May 2. Santos Zamora-Escobar, 27, of Poinciana, was a passenger in the vehicle.
When deputies searched the vehicle, they found $3,494 and 229 grams of methamphetamine. That led deputies to a residence on Platte Lane in Poinciana.
Inside that home, officers found more than 110 pounds of meth. At a price of $20,000 per pound, the methamphetamine seized had an approximate value of $2.2 million.
According to court documents, Eargood had rented the Poinciana house four months earlier, at Zamora-Escobar's direction. The house was rented for the purpose of facilitating meth sales in Polk County. It is further alleged that Zamora-Escobar, Eargood, and others stored large quantities of methamphetamine at the residence, for further distribution.
Agents and detectives then executed another search warrant in Highlands County at a mobile home on East Oak Island Road in Avon Park. There, officers seized four ounces of meth, a long rifle, an AK-47-type rifle and three handguns.
Investigators also executed a search warrant at an apartment on 3rd Street Southeast in Winter Haven. Numerous wire transfer documents were seized from that location.
Eargood and Zamora-Escobar could face a minimum of ten years in federal prison, if they are found guilty.