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Leesburg man held without bond in investigation into Lady Lake man’s death

Robert Springs
Robert Springs
Harry Cooper
Harry Cooper

A 33-year-old Leesburg man is in custody following an investigation into the drug-related death of a Lady Lake man that occurred in June.

Detectives began the death investigation at a home located at 4100 Holly Hill in Lady Lake on June 25 when the deceased, 38-year-old Harry Cooper, was found in a bedroom along with evidence of drug use. The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Cooper’s death as an accidental drug overdose of fentanyl.
Detectives have worked diligently throughout the course of this investigation and based upon phone records and surveillance video, they determined that 33-year-old Albert Robert Springs of Leesburg is the man responsible for dealing the lethal drugs to Cooper.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Springs and he was taken into custody on Wednesday. He was booked in at the Lake County Jail without bond on a charge of death by unlawful distribution of fentanyl.

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