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Adam Castro (Credit: LCSO previous booking photo)

Child found in Fort Myers hotel room during drug bust

A tip led to a big drug bust at a Fort Myers hotel where a child was also found in the room.

Police executed a search at the Hyatt Place Hotel at 2600 Champion Ring Rd., Tuesday afternoon, after a previous call for service. Hotel management wanted to evict the occupants after a tip that the occupants were selling marijuana.

A search of the room yielded the following items:

  • 36 vacuum-sealed bags of suspect marijuana weighing approx. 11.65 pounds (located in a suitcase and UPS Shipping box);
  • 140 retail packages of “Nerds” marijuana candy edibles (each package labeled to contain 500mg of THC);
  • 8 small retail packaged marijuana candy edibles weighing 104.3 grams.
  • 33 grams of marijuana wax;
  • 3 glass jars containing marijuana wax;
  • Digital scale and numerous packages typically used to package edible marijuana candy for retail sale;
  • $7,444.00 in U.S. currency seized, pending civil forfeiture;
  • Marijuana wax diffuser; and
  • Multiple laptops and cellular phones.
Fort Myers police found these items during a search of a hotel room on June 23, 2020. (Credit: FMPD)

Police arrested Adam Castro, 28, on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also had a warrant out of Colorado for drug possession, police said.

The Department of Children and Families was contacted due to the child living in the room with Castro and his girlfriend.

Writer:WINK News
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