PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a North Port an 18-year-old man for Possession of LSD, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
A deputy was patrolling in the area of Cannolot Boulevard and Sunninglow Street in Port Charlotte around 2:45 a.m., when he observed two subjects wearing all dark clothing. The subjects matched the description of suspects that had been committing burglaries in the immediate area. Backup deputies were called and Joseph Michael Capeto, of 6385 Scorpio Avenue, and his 18-year-old girlfriend were detained; both were acting very nervous. When asked to search Capeto’s backpack, he said, “You’re not searching my bag.” A CCSO K9 unit arrived and the dog alerted on the backpack.
A search of the backpack located a canister with “High Again” written on the front; inside was a red piece of paper cut into 14 separate squares that tested positive for LSD. Also, three plastic baggies containing eight, five and one grams of marijuana were found. A larger ZipLock baggie contained 25 one-inch baggieswith “Heavy D” written on them; all tested positive for marijuana. Detectives arrived and also seized Capeto’s cell phone and laptop inside the backpack. The investigation continues.
Capeto’s girlfriend was not charged, but he was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He posted $7,000 bond and was 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).