$2.2 million worth in meth seized in Polk County

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.

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