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Florida Tea Partier Running for Orlando City Council on "Law And Order" Platform Nailed in Drug Bust; Looking at 15 Years

Bob Hazen reports, via WDBO Radio, Orlando:

A candidate trying to unseat Orlando City Commissioner Daisy Lynum was arrested for drug charges late Thursday night.

Ezell "EZ" Harris was the target of what the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation dubbed "Operation EZ": agents raided his home and business, Easy Travel Plan Net, on Parramore Avenue after allegations of drug trafficking were made on October 6th. The arrest warrant was issued October 8th.

EZ Harris has been a vocal critic of Lynum for years, and more recently denounced OPD Chief Val Demings for losing her department-issued gun. He's running for city council on a "law and order" platform.

Jail records show Harris was booked at 9:48 p.m. and faces four charges, including trafficking in 14 grams or more of hydrocodone, dispensing drugs without a license, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If convicted, the trafficking charge would put Harris behind bars for a long time: the warrant states it carries a 15-year minimum sentence.

On his campaign website, Harris notes "I have no criminal record. I have never been arrested."

He's being held in lieu of $100,400 bail.

Limbaugh's Dealer? More poop on "EZ" at the Huffington Post.