During separate investigation, deputies discover drug paraphernalia in plain view, prompting search warrant

May 12, 2022 – Englewood, FL

On Tuesday, deputies conducting an investigation at an Englewood home observed copious amounts of drug paraphernalia in plain view. This prompted a search warrant, leading to the arrest of three individuals.

At approximately 9:30pm on Tuesday, May 10, Narcotics deputies responded to 11362 Fredrica Ave. in Englewood at the request of other deputies who were conducting an investigation. Upon arrival, deputies observed large amounts of drug paraphernalia in plain view. Following this, a legal search warrant was obtained and executed in the home, leading to arrests of three occupant.

Deputies conducted the search, locating the following in the two bedrooms and living room areas:

  • Approximately 11.7 grams of methamphetamine
  • Approximately 2 grams of fentanyl
  • 8.5 ecstasy pills
  • Alprazolam
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride
  • Buprenorphine Strips
  • Suboxone Strips
  • THC Wax
  • Firearm Ammunition

Following the search, Chelsea Smith (3/31/1993), Michael Sealy, Jr. (4/26/1980), and Eric Connor (10/22/1983) were arrested and charged accordingly.

“Narcotics have no place in Charlotte County. If you’re using or selling here, we’re going to find you. It’s just a matter of time. Trust me when I say, once we do find you, you will be held accountable. Get the help you need before it’s too late.”

Sheriff Bill Prummell

Chelsea is currently being held on $165,000 bond, Michael is being held on $50,000 bond, and Eric has bonded out ($5,000).

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