Published: Aug 26, 2010 9:20 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 26, 2010 6:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two men this afternoon for selling a quantity of Morphine pills in an undercover operation that occurred in the parking lot of the Homeless Coalition, 1476 Kenshaw St., Port Charlotte.

Narcotics detectives said they bought the Morphine from Paul Douglas Runager, 46, 1459 Lullaby St., and Patrick Thomas. Maloney, 14339 Pennycamp Ave., both of Port Charlotte. Arrangements were made to sell the Morphine and Runager met the undercover person at Target and they drove to the Homeless Coalition parking lot to meet Maloney. Once the exchange of pills for cash was made, Narcotics detectives moved in and arrested both men.

They were transported to the Charlotte County Jail and both charged with Sale and Delivery of Morphine Within 1,000 feet of a School. The Coalition is 356 feet from Our Little World Pre-School at 1603 Castlerock Lane, and 756 feet from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 1441 Spear St. No bond has been set at this time. This is Runager’s 13th booking into the County Jail with 17 records, and Maloney’s sixth booking and nine records.

If you have information about illegal drug activity, please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).