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Former Florida Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking


March 1993

A former Hendry County, Florida sheriff pled guilty to four counts of cocaine trafficking stemming from 1979 and 1988. Former sheriff Earl Sermon Dyess Jr., 51, faces 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $4 million, with sentencing set for April 16 (Edited by Tex O'Neill, "Ex-sheriff Pleads Guilty to Four Cocaine Charges," Charlotte Observer, 2/13/93, 3A).