Nearly 50 grams of Fentanyl found inside Port Charlotte home

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office continues its battle against illegal narcotics in our community. Early this morning, narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at 22545 Laika Ave. in Port Charlotte, locating a trafficking amount of fentanyl, methamphetamine, an excessive amount of paraphernalia, and a large sum of currency inside.

Kimberley Diggins (02/26/83)

Inside the home of Kimberley Diggins (02/26/83), detectives located nearly 50 grams of Fentanyl, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and copious amounts of needles. This amount of Fentanyl alone carries a minimum, mandatory sentence of 25 years and is 12 times the amount to land a Trafficking charge. Following today’s search, Diggins faces charges of Trafficking in Fentanyl, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Diggins is well-known to the Sheriff’s Office, with arrests dating back to 2007. Her previous charges include fraud, exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, grand theft, possession of heroin with intent to sell, and resisting arrest.

“The amount of fentanyl seized today has without a doubt saved the lives of many,” states Sheriff Prummell.

Sheriff Bill Prummell implemented the Drug Addiction Recovery Initiative to give those struggling with addiction a way out. He encourages those suffering from addiction to contact our non-emergency number and seek help today.

Anonymous tips about dealers or drug use in our area can be submitted through our mobile app or by contacting our non-emergency number at 941-639-0013.

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