PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives arrested two Port Charlotte Oxycodone dealers Thursday in an undercover operation for selling drugs near St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and School.
Arrested were Marshall D. Anhalt, 26, and Jose Arberto Carrion, 45. Both were charged with Sale and Delivery of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Church/School, and Possession of Oxycodone. Anhalt was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Anhalt told the undercover person to meet him at 21537 Augusta Ave. at 1:25 p.m. When the two met, Anhalt said to wait for his dealer. A few minutes later Carrion arrived in a maroon Toyota pickup and the exchange of Oxycodone pills for money took place. Carrion got back in his pickup and drove off, only to be pulled over by Narcotics detectives at Gibralter Dr. and Catherine Ave. A search of Carrion found 81 Oxycodone pills. Other detectives followed Anhalt after he got on a bicycle where the deal took place; he was stopped at Harbor Blvd and Coulton Ave. and arrested. The church/school is located at 21505 Augusta Ave., just two lots from where the pills were sold.
Anhalt and Carrion were transported to the Charlotte County Jail and remain with no bond. Both men are convicted felons; Anhalt has been booked into the County Jail 17 times and Carrion 12times.
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).