PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Narcotics Detectives arrested a Port Charlotte woman Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges after having conducted three separate drug purchases from her.
Detectives arrested Erica Lynn Schwartz, 25, near her residence at 22199 Felton Avenue in Port Charlotte on charges that included Possession of Marijuana, Sale of Marijuana, Sale of Methamphetamine, Sale of a Controlled Substance (Hydromorphone) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
In October 2012, the Narcotics Unit arranged to purchase Hydromorphone from Schwartz. An undercover officer met with Schwartz at a pre-arranged location and bought eight pills for $100. The pills were later confirmed to be Hydromorphone by their markings and placed into evidence.
In November 2012, another undercover detective met with Schwartz for the purpose of purchasing Methamphetamine from Schwartz. The detective paid her $200 for 1.4 grams of a substance that later tested positive as being Methamphetamine.
On Tuesday, an undercover detective arranged a third drug transaction with Schwartz. When they met, Schwartz sold the detective 6.7 grams of marijuana in three plastic baggies for $80. When the transaction was complete, based upon this sale and the previous sales, Schwartz was placed under arrest on a total of nine charges and transported to the jail. She remains in the Charlotte County Jail on a total $25,500 bond.
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).