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Lake County Sheriff’s Seek Suspect

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LEESBURG – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the tenth suspect in a drug smuggling scheme at Lake County Jail. Earlier this week nine people were arrested, including a Tavares teacher’s aide,  and the daughter of a local  candidate for Sheriff. Several were already incarcerated, including a suspect in a local homicide case.

LCSO Officials are actively seeking the whereabouts of Fabian Sanchez. His last known address was in Monteverde, however, he is believed to be in the Leesburg area.  Sanchez is wanted for solicitation to introduce contraband into a county detention facility.

Arrested and charged were: Scott Beekman, Lance Hanson, Jesse Hall Clifton Crews, Steven Belisle,  Jasmic Holden,and Jacqueline Brown. Also arrested was Christine Obregon, daughter of Andres Obregon, a former sheriff’s deputy and border patrol agent, who is on the August 30 primary ballot for Lake County Sheriff.   David Mariotti , already incarcerated, was also charged. He is currently a suspect in the disappearance of Bernadine Montgomery of Leesburg.  Her body has still not been found. Sheriff’s officials say many of those arrested have long criminal records.

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If you have any information on Sanchez’ whereabouts, call LCSO at 352-343-2101 or Crimeline at 1-800-243-TIPS

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