Fentanyl Found During Early Morning Search Warrant; Two Arrested

A search warrant served by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning led to the arrest of two suspects on multiple drug-related charges. Detectives with the CCSO Narcotics Unit served the warrant at 3301 Ash Street in Punta Gorda after an investigation into the residence and the occupants. Members of the Canine Unit, STAR Unit, and SWAT team also assisted in the service of the warrant.

Upon entering the house detectives located resident Julene Brothers (DOB 5/1/73). A male occupant of the residence identified as Cory Descalzo (DOB 7/29/87) departed just prior to the warrant service by bicycle and was returned back to the home by detectives.

During a search of Julene’s bedroom, detectives located 5.5 grams of Fentanyl in a plastic baggie in a plastic drawer next to the bed. Cannabis, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine, and Buprenorphine – Hydrocholoride pills were also located.

Methamphetamine and several smoking pipes were also located in the living room. In a back room that detectives determined Cory was staying in loose narcotics including methamphetamine and marijuana were observed on a table top. A bag of suspected crystal meth was observed in the toilet bowl next to Julene’s bedroom.

Julene Brothers was arrested for Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Buprenorphine-Hydrochloride (2 Counts), Possession of Crack Cocaine, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Cory Descalzo was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams, Possession of Cannabis Resin (DAB), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

“As we continue to identify and remove drug dealers from our community, those who are addicted need to know that they can contact us for help,” states Sheriff Bill Prummell.

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 www.ccso.org or through our mobile app, available on Apple and Android markets.

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