Narcotics Search Warrant Results in Two Arrests; Heroin/Fentanyl Mixture Seized

A search warrant was served at a Port Charlotte residence on Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of a heroin/fentanyl mixture and prescription pills. The search of 21221 Burkhart Drive was the result of an investigation by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics unit into two overdoses that occurred at the residence.

Brian O’Neil

Narcotics detectives located two suspects in the residence, Brian O’Neil (DOB 5/1/81) and Teshona Martek (DOB 3/4/93). In the bedroom where O’Neil was located, two spoons containing fentanyl residue were found, along with .2 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture. In the second bedroom, a clear plastic bag containing pills was observed in the closet. Inside the plastic bag, there were 22 pieces of a green bar tablet suspected to be Alprazolam, nine white oval tablets suspected to be Hydrocodone Acetaminophen, and seven white bar tablets suspected to be Alprazolam. These medications are controlled substances that require a prescription. Additionally, heroin was located in closet. The heroin was bundled in clear plastic baggies and stored among female clothing similar to what Martek was wearing.

Teshona Martek

Both suspects were placed under arrest on the following charges:

Brian J. O’Neil (05/01/81):

  • Possession of controlled substance without prescription (heroin/fentanyl mixture)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Teshona Martek (03/04/93)

  • Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription (Heroin)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription (Alprazolam)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription (Acetomenophin/Hydrocodone) 
  • Possession of controlled substance without prescription (Alprazolam)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

“Our Narcotics Unit detectives work diligently to identify and arrest drug dealers in Charlotte County,” states Sheriff Prummell. “In addition to ensuring recovery assistance is available to those addicted, eradicating these dealers from our neighborhoods is another step toward overdose prevention.”

Sheriff Prummell is working to eliminate drug addiction in our community through the Drug Recovery Initiative. Through this initiative, those seeking assistance can bring their user amount of drugs to any district office or call deputies to your location. Through partnership with Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, deputies will bring the caller to detox free of charge, without fear of arrest.

Anonymous tips about dealers or drug use in your area can be submitted online by visiting or through our mobile app, available on Apple and Android markets.

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