CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested four people at the Knights Inn, located in Charlotte Harbor, on a total of 25 drug charges Tuesday. Corey Arkee Platt, 36, Lawrence Dipietro Jr., 47, and Cami Sue Lefresne, 45, and Heather Lee Hanlin, 27, were all arrested.
Narcotics intelligence information learned that Dipietro was staying at the hotel with Platt and went to their room. Lafresne answered the door and saw Platt coming out of the bathroom. Also in the room was Hanlin. Consent to search was given by Hanlin who rented the room. Seized was Crack Cocaine, a Pyrex pipe, a metal push rod found in the toilet, two digital scales, a metal smoking pipe, four metal spoons, a plastic pill crusher and numerous syringes, all with Cocaine residue.
Detectives said they made three undercover drug buyswith Platton Jan. 14, Jan. 22 and Feb. 4. He is charged with three felony counts of Sale and Delivery of Cocaine; four counts of Possession of Cocaine, and one count each for Possession of Opiates and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This is Platt’s 18th booking with 24 records; he is a convicted felon and remains in jail on no bond.
Narcotics detectives made two previous drug buys from Dipietro on Nov. 27, 2012, and Jan. 28 of this year. He was charged with two counts of Sale and Delivery of Cocaine, two counts of Possession of Cocaine, three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of Sale and Delivery of Hydromorphone and one Possession of Hydromorphone. This is Dipietro’s second booking; he remains in jail on no bond.
Lefresne is a convicted felon and remains in jail on $5,000 bond; this is her ninth booking. Hanlin also remains in jail on $6,000 bond, her first booking. Both are charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drugs without a Prescription, and Possession of Drug paraphernalia.
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).