8 arrested in Port Charlotte drug bust

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested eight people Thursday during a search warrant on Ednor Avenue.

The following individuals were arrested at a home on the 2200 block of Ednor Avenue after a month-long investigation by the Narcotics Unit:

  • April Dununno, 35, faces a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Vincent Russo, 59, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Shawn Smith, 36, faces charges of¬†possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Cynthia Turner, 28, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Matthew Wharton, 41,¬†faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Steven Woodbury, 27, faces charges of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • William Woodbury, 29, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • William Ronald Wright, 27, faces charges of maintaining a nuisance dwelling, theft of utilities, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and a host of other charges.

All of the suspects were taken to the Charlotte County jail. Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity can contact the sheriff’s office at 941-639-2101.

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