PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's road patrol deputies arrested four Port Charlotte residents on Cocaine charges Tuesday at 10:50 a.m.
Deputies were patrolling an area on Lockwood Street in Port Charlotte after CCSO received several narcotics related tips about the home.
Deputies followed a car with five occupants that left the suspected drug home, and stopped the 2011 Dodge Charger rental car on a traffic violation. The traffic stop was made in a hotel parking lot at 4056 Tamiami Trail.
Deputies had the five people exit the car driven by 34-year-old Jermaine Juan Sapp, of 402 Dunne Drive; and his passengers, 30-year-old Deana Marie Houghton, of 20258 Mount Prospect; 40-year-old Kalim Nyabinghi Miller, of 418 Bonita Avenue; 24-year-old Susan Rae Wutke, whose last known address was 826 Cordele Avenue, and a 36-year-old male who was not charged.
A search of Wutke located two Pyrex pipes with burnt mesh; a plastic container with Cocaine residue on Houghton, and a metal container with Cocaine residue on Miller. A search of the car found two plastic straws melted on the end and a ballpoint pen cylinder in plain view, all with Cocaine residue. Also found was a cellophane wrapper with Morphine Sulfate pills. The car was towed but released back to Enterprise Rental Cars.
All four are charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia. Sapp was additionally charged with Possession of Opiates, and Houghton additionally with Possession of Opiates and Possession of Morphine. Houghton was released on $8,500 bond; the other three remain in jail and bond was set at $6000 for Sapp, and $3,500 for Wutke and Miller.
Miller, a convicted felon has been booked into the county jail 30 times; Sapp, also a convicted felon has been booked five times. 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).