Published: Jul 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 26, 2011 4:15 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two men in Port Charlotte Monday afternoon following an undercover purchase of one 8-ball of powder Cocaine.

An undercover detective met with Vincent “Vinny” Michael Licciardo, 40, 3277 Normandy Drive, Port Charlotte, and Michael William Ray Arneson, 38, 8077 Boca Grande Ave., North Port. Once the exchange of money for Cocaine was complete, other Narcotics detectives moved in and made the arrests.

Both were transported to the Charlotte County Jail, and each was charged with Sale and Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine. Both men posted $7,500 bond each and released. This is Licciardo’s sixth booking; first for Arneson. 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).