PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives raided a Punta Gorda apartment at 1231 Slash Pine Circle, unit #113 ( in The Pines) Thursday morning. Five arrests were made in the 6:45 a.m. raid.
Christopher M. Conner, 37, of 32030 Washington Loop Road, Casey Cranfield, 27, of 6368 South St., Austin James Rincones, 24, of 270 Franca Street, Jocelyn P. Riddell, 24, of 1231 Slash Pine Circle, and Eric W. Hokanson, 26, of Spencer, Massachusetts were all arrested.
The Narcotics Unit investigation led to obtaining a search warrant that was read to the five and then they were then removed from the home. Detectives searched the home and quantities of Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Xanax, Clonazepam, Endocet, and marijuana.
Also found were two digital scales, three glass pipes, two pipes, a grinder, metal spoon, and numerous baggies with Meth or marijuana residue. Many of the items were found in a bedroom safe that also contained $1,500 cash.
Conner and Cranfield were charged with seven counts each of Possession of Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Clonazepam, Endocet, Xanax, marijuana and Narcotics Paraphernalia.
Rincones and Riddell both were charged with four counts of Possession of Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Marijuana and Narcotics Paraphernalia.
Hokanson was charged on three counts of Possession of Oxycodone, Marijuana and Narcotics Paraphernalia.
All five were transported to the Charlotte County Jail.
Conner, a convicted felon with seven bookings was released on $14,500 bond. The other four have not posted bond at this time; Cranfield’s bond is $14,500; Rincones, $8,500; Riddell, $7,000; and Hokanson, $4,500.
Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).