Search Warrant uncovers Fentanyl and Ammunition in child’s bedroom

Port Charlotte, FL- February 3, 2022

Early this morning, members of the Narcotics Unit with assistance from SWAT, executed a search warrant at 18282 Eblis Avenue. The occupants were the target of a previous search warrant back in May of 2021. The occupants, who are well known by the Narcotics unit, were identified as 39-year-old Jennifer Orlick and 36-year-old Brandon Tuft. In May of 2021, both were arrested on several charges to include Trafficking Fentanyl and Child Neglect. Deputies were also called to this home in relation to an overdose just last month.

After clearing the premises and securing the scene, detectives located Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, broken pipes and plastic baggies, used needles and other items used to inject narcotics. Disturbingly enough, detectives even located small baggies with fentanyl residue and ammunition on the floor of a child’s room.

“Drug activity is not only dangerous and completely illegal, but also a nuisance to the community. If you are dealing with a similar situation in your neighborhood, I implore you to contact us immediately,” expresses Sheriff Bill Prummell.

Jennifer Orlick and Brandon Tuft were arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail on a total of 7 charges. Brandon Tuft is being held without bond.

Brandon Tuft is charged with the following:

  • Brandon Tuft:
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Warrant for Pretrial violation

Jennifer Orlick is charged with the following:

  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Ammo by a convicted felon
  • Violation of Probation

Drug activity is a quality of life issue that we take seriously. Anonymous tips about dealers or drug use in our area can be submitted through our mobile app or by contacting CCSO at 941-639-0013.

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