On April 25, authorities arrested four people on various drug charges following a drug raid at a Port Charlotte home. The defendants include three women, ages 40, 43 and 45, and one man, age 50.
According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, investigators executed a search warrant at the home after months of complaints by neighbors regarding suspicious activity on the street. During the search, they allegedly found methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana and other types of drugs. As a result, four people staying in the home were taken into custody. Canine, traffic and aviation units assisted deputies with the operation.
The 40-year-old female defendant has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 43-year-old female defendant has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 45-year-old female defendant has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. The male defendant has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a new drug without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. All four of the defendants were taken to the Charlotte County Jail for processing. Two of them have been released on bond.
An Orlando, Florida, drug charges law firm may represent individuals arrested for alleged drug offenses and ensure that their rights are protected throughout the legal process. After investigating the details of the case, attorneys may be able to develop a defense strategy and attempt to undermine the prosecution’s evidence. This might lead to the charges being dropped, an acquittal at trial or a plea deal that reduces the charges.
Source: NBC 2, “4 people arrested in Port Charlotte drug bust,” April 27, 2019