Death Investigation on Washington Loop

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to an address on the 31000 block of Washington Loop at approximately 4:30pm on Sunday, September 9th, in reference to a call for a missing 2-year-old child. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the child was located by family members in a pond on the property. Charlotte County Fire and... Continue Reading →

Preventing Overdose Through Safe Disposal of Medications and Seeking Help for Addiction

As International Overdose Awareness Day approaches, it is important to remember that prevention is a critical element to reduce addiction and overdose. Safely disposing of unused medications is one prevention step we all can take. Drug Free Charlotte County has “DisposalRx” medication disposal pouches available, at no cost, to residents in our county. These pouches... Continue Reading →

Harvesting Palmetto Berries Requires a Permit; Violators Face Misdemeanor Charges

A Lee County man was arrested on Friday for harvesting an endangered plant without a permit after a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Agriculture Detective observed the violation in South Punta Gorda. The new requirement for a permit went into effect on July 17, 2018, after the Endangered Plant Advisory Council unanimously recommended adding saw palmetto to the Department’s commercially exploited plant list. More information on the new law can be found on the Department of Agriculture website. 

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