A suspect is in custody at the Charlotte County Jail today after a Thursday evening traffic stop investigation led to the discovery of felony drugs and $193,925 in US Currency inside his vehicle. Robert Flanagan (2/2/1985) of Bradenton, Florida, was stopped by a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputy at 11:15pm on Thursday evening near Toledo... Continue Reading →
Investigation Leads to Search Warrant at Nuisance Residence; Five Arrested
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at 609 Ennis Terrace on Friday morning, after a two month investigation by the Narcotics Unit. The investigation was the result of several online tips about suspicious activity and drug sales at the home. The search warrant service involved members of SWAT, Intel and Traffic Units,... 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 →
New Equipment at the Charlotte County Jail Scans Incoming Arrests for Contraband During the Intake Process
The Charlotte County Jail has a new tool to help prevent the introduction of drugs and other contraband - the RadPro SecurPass, which uses transmission imaging to conduct a virtual body scan.
Search Warrant Results in Five Arrests
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit served a search warrant on a residence in Port Charlotte on Friday, resulting in the arrest of five occupants on various drug charges.
Drug Arrest During Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Suspected Dealer at Separate Location
A drug investigation during a traffic stop on March 25th in Punta Gorda led to the arrest of a suspect at another location for trafficking amphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. At approximately 7:00pm on Sunday evening, a CCSO Deputy stopped Joshua Matzen (8/29/75) for a seatbelt violation, as well as the... Continue Reading →
Wisconsin Man Faces Federal Drug Charges Stemming from Local Death Investigation
A multi-jurisdictional investigation into the December death of a Charlotte County resident led to the arrest of a Wisconsin man this month. On December 26, 2017, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 447 Longley Drive (Port Charlotte) in reference to a twenty-five year old male not breathing. Deputies began performing CPR on the subject... Continue Reading →