PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a couple arrested Wednesday on charges that included possession of methamphetamine when a search warrant was served at their house.
James Edward Thurston, 37, and Thea Michelle Psathas, 39, were each charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon as a result of the search.
At about 6:30 a.m. yesterday, deputies and detectives went to their residence on Hernando Avenue to serve a search warrant. After knocking on the door and announcing their presence several times with no answer, they forced a door open and entered the house. They located Thurston near the kitchen and Psathas in a bedroom. They were escorted out of the house and detectives read them the search warrant.
During the search, detectives allegedly found several pieces of plastic baggies that contained a residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as several smoking pipes and a scale. They also located ammunition for a firearm in the house. Both Thurston and Psathas are convicted felons and, therefore, prohibited from having possession of ammunition.
Thurston and Psathas were transported to the Charlotte County Jail. They are both being held without bond.