CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police arrested 31-year-old Matthew Hermanns after serving a search warrant at his residence and discovering more than 10 lbs. of marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash inside.
2115 NE 2nd Avenue
Yesterday around 2:50 p.m., Cape Coral police served the warrant at 2115 NE 2nd Avenue. Hermanns was detained prior to the execution of the search warrant because he was found to be in violation of state probation. Hermanns is already on probation for Accessory After the Fact to Attempted Homicide.
Detectives conducted a search of the garage and found the following items:
- 2 Ziploc bags containing marijuana "bud" (inside orange bucket in garage)
- 5 Ziploc bags containing marijuana "bud" (inside green bucket in garage)
- 6 Ziploc bags containing marijuana "bud" (inside white bucket that was found in the attic)
- Blade digital scale with marijuana residue (inside green bucket where the marijuana was found)
The combined weight of the marijuana that was found inside the garage/attic was 10.5 pounds.
Detectives located the following in the master bedroom:
- $1,430 US currency (inside second drawer of dresser)
- Box of Federal .40 caliber ammunition with 34 rounds (inside top drawer of dresser)
- A Glock 27 case that contained a magazine with 7 rounds (inside the master bathroom closet)
Street Crimes officers located the following in the kitchen:
- $3,210 US currency (inside kitchen cabinet).
Post-Miranda, Hermanns admitted to ownership of the marijuana, but denied ownership of the bullets that were found in the residence, claiming they belonged to his wife.
Matthew William Hermanns was charged with:
- Possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver F.S.S. 893.13 (1a2)
- Violation of probation F.S.S 948.06 because Probation Officer Robert Witt found him in violation of the terms of his probation prior to the execution of the search warrant
- Possession of ammunition of a convicted felon F.S.S 790.23 (1a), because Hermanns' post-Miranda statements clearly indicated that he was fully aware of the ammunition that was found within the residence (while knowing that he was strictly prohibited from possessing weapons or ammunition of any kind)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia F.S.S. 893.147 (1), because of the digital scale that contained marijuana residue