PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's road patrol deputies observed two cars Tuesday at 11:54 p.m. parked on a road without lights in Port Charlotte. A check resulted in the arrest of two convicted felons on Crack Cocaine drug charges. Rolando Enrique Gomez, 31, and Bobbie Jo Keene, 45, were both arrested.
As the deputies approached the 2002 Pontiac Trans Am and a 1995 Toyota Corolla, the woman in the Toyota said she was there to give Keene some money. The other deputy met with Keene, the Pontiac driver, and her passenger Gomez. Keene said she was there to give the woman in the Toyota some money. Both drivers appeared nervous but did tell deputies they could search them and the vehicles. Deputies located a container in the Pontiac with Crack Cocaine, numerous pieces of Crack Cocaine on the floor mat, and a razor knife with Cocaine residue. The Pontiac was towed and deputies release the driver of the Toyota.
Keene and Gomez were both charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This is the 16th booking for Gomez and the 11th for Keene; both remain in jail on $3,500 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).