A Lake Alfred man was convicted by a Polk County Jury of three counts of trafficking in heroin, conspiracy to traffic heroin and several other drug-related charges. The street value of the heroin involved in this case exceeded tens of thousands of dollars. The defendant, Beverly Souels, worked with another man to traffic heroin throughout Polk County. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case and worked with Assistant State Attorney Katherine Artman in prosecuting the defendant. Souels faces a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years and will be sentenced on April 8. State Attorney Brian Haas is thankful for the work of the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and ASA Artman in securing this conviction and making our community a safer place to live, work and visit.
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