CCSO: 3 arrested on drug charges, child removed from Englewood home
Three people were arrested at a Charlotte County home and a child was removed after drugs were found, deputies say.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Tuesday at a home on Bay Avenue in Englewood, where deputies say Michael Christopher Brown, Matthew Lyle Weber and Alexis Dorine Earhart, as well as a young child, were living.
Investigators found “a variety of narcotics and paraphernalia,” including over 35g of methamphetamine, 1.2 g of fentanyl/heroin mixed, an additional 1.7g of heroin, pills identified as Carisoprodol and Hydromorphone, an acid tab, cannabis cigarettes, THC wax paper, multiple smoking devices with residue, and more; 1.1g of the methamphetamine was located in a pink bag containing the juvenile’s clothing, according to CCSO.
The adults were arrested and the Department of Children and Families was called for the child.
“Once again, we find ourselves in a situation where innocent children are being exposed to a lifestyle they don’t deserve…and all because of drugs. It’s not right, and we will step in and put a stop to it every time we know it’s happening,” said Sheriff Bill Prummell. “If you use drugs, it affects more than just you. Think about that, and call us to get the help you need – before it’s too late for you or your loved ones.”
Brown, 37, is facing charges of possession of controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in the Charlotte County Jail without bond.
Weber, 34, is facing charges of trafficking amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child neglect. He remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $22,500 bond.
Earhart, 38, is facing charges of possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and child neglect. She remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $19,000 bond.