Florida Lottery winner of $1M among suspects rounded up in major drug bust: reports
A little more than a year ago, Karlee Harbst was the smiling winner of a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery. She had even won a $100 prize a week earlier.
The money was coming at a great time too, because Harbst was reportedly pregnant.
But last week, the 27-year-old Port Orange woman was among more than 20 suspects apprehended by police in a major drug bust, according to reports. She was reportedly charged with solicitation to deliver heroin and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and made her first court appearance Friday in connection with the case.
Her lottery winnings had marked an opportunity for Harbst to turn her life around after a criminal history that included previous arrests for drug possession, theft, contempt of court and driving with a suspended license, according to the Miami Herald.
Last May, Karlee Harbst won $1 million in the Florida Lottery’s Gold Rush game, according to reports. (Florida Lottery)