PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives raided a Methamphetamine drug house in the Port Charlotte Parkside area on Wednesday and arrested six people, and seized Methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two stolen handguns. Authorities arrested James Earl Lewis, 48; Eddie Joe Ramirez, 34; Rosa Marie DeLeon, 31; and Rosa Lee Watkins, 35, all of 266 Taylor Lane; and Helen Jones Dillard, 52, of 24392 Airport Road.
Following an intensive investigation, Narcotics detectives had the home under surveillance at 266 Taylor Lane and obtained a search warrant. Wednesday morning, they observed numerous vehicles coming and going between the hours of 3:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. Detectives and members of the Street Crimes Unit, executed the warrant and the six were arrested after a search of the home and garage. Seized were four plastic baggies of Methamphetamine, a digital scale, six glass pipes, and two baggies of marijuana.
Lewis was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This is his 14th booking and he remains in jail on no bond.
Ramierez, DeLeon, Dillard and Watkins were all charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ramirez remains in jail on $3,500 bond while DeLeon, Watkins, and Dillard all posted $3,500 bond and were released.
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).