Charlotte County deputies found drugs during a search warrant. (CREDIT: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)

Search Warrant at Port Charlotte home leads to four arrests

Four people have been arrested in Charlotte County following a drug bust.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 2300 block of Starlite Lane in Port Charlotte on Thursday.

Those arrested include:

  • Clayton M. Waidelich, 31, accused of trafficking amphetamine, trafficking Fentanyl, six counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of firearm or ammunition by a convicted Felon, possession of marijuana greater than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1.3 million.
  • Nicole Elizabeth Williams, 26, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and drug paraphernalia.
  • Jessica N. Whaley, 36, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and drug paraphernalia.
  • Sabrina Fisher, 36, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of Drug Paraphernalia and violation of probation.

A man with Fisher was issued a notice to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Waidelich and Williams were found inside of the home, according to the sheriff’s office. Whaley left after deputies arrived but she was stopped during a traffic stop. Fisher arrived while deputies were on scene.

During the search deputies found:

  • approximately 174 grams or 6.138 ounces of Fentanyl
  • Approximately 223.2 grams or 7.97 ounces of Methamphetamine
  • Copious amounts of prescription medication to include Clonazepam, Diazepam, Alprazolam, Buprenorphine Hydrochloride, THX wax, and MDMA
  • Two firearms
  • Over $10,500 in cash

The street value of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine alone is over $53,000, the sheriff’s office said.

“The tremendously deadly amounts of Fentanyl and Meth found yesterday had the potential to do irrevocable damage to our community,” said Sheriff Bill Prummell. “This drug bust potentially saved the lives of many.”

Writer:Melissa Montoya
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