Port Charlotte, FL- May 20, 2021
Around 1pm yesterday, members attempted to make a traffic stop on Adam McCarthy (07/23/87). When McCarthy noticed law enforcement behind him he continued driving taking a left onto Hernando Ave then onto Beverly Ave where he resides. Once on Beverly Ave, McCarthy bailed out of his vehicle, running through a backyard and jumping a residential fence. Members pursued him on foot spotting him in the backyard of a home on Augusta Ave. He continued to flee from deputies and resist arrest. McCarthy eventually complied and was placed under arrest.
While running through the yards, deputies noticed that McCarthy had dropped a black fanny pack in a grassy area. The bag was located which contained over 9.9 grams of Fentanyl, over 9.9 grams of Methamphetamines, numerous pills, two spoons with narcotic residue, a glass smoking pipe, and a digital scale with Methamphetamine residue. Adam McCarthy also was found to be in possession of over $1,600 on his person.
Adam McCarthy was arrested on the following and remains at the Charlotte County Jail with no bond:
- Opium or Deriv – Trafficking More 4 Grams Less 30 kg
- Methamphetamine – Possess with Intent to Sell
- Possess Cntrl Sub WO Prescription
- Driving Without License Revoked Habitual Offender
- Fleeing or Attempting to Elude LEO
- Resisting Officer Without Violence
- Drug Paraphernalia – Possession or Use
McCarthy was also issued criminal citations for Driving Without License Revoked Habitual Offender Citation and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude LEO. McCarty has an extensive criminal history.