CCSO NARC RAID DRUG HOUSE IN PARKSIDE AREA OF PORT CHARLOTTE; 3 ARRESTS, DRUGS, CASH, STOLEN GUN SEIZED
(PORT CHARLOTTE) Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics, Street Crimes, and K9 Units raided a Port Charlotte drug house Thursday around 6:15 a.m. at 21274 Coulton Avenue in the Parkside area. Arrested were Rodney Dewayne Rogers, 42; Alisha Denise Herrmann, 22; and Joseph Alan Cmehil, 50, all of the address where the raid took place.
Following a lengthy Narcotics investigation, detectives obtained and served a search warrant on the home. The following items were seized:
$3,126 in cash
A recently stolen .25 caliber Beretta handgun with seven rounds in the magazine.
190 grams of marijuana.
2 digital scales with cocaine residue.
1 grinder with marijuana residue.
3 new AT&T cell phones still in the box valued at $2,300.
1,000 small plastic baggies.
1 homemade smoking pipe.
1 rock of Crack cocaine found inside a baby’s sock.
All three were transported to the Charlotte County Jail. Rogers was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Narcotics Equipment. Herrmann was charged with Sale and Delivery of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Narcotics Equipment. Cmehil is charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Narcotics Equipment. The investigation continues.
Sheriff Bill Prummell commented on this drug raid by saying, “My commitment to the citizens of Charlotte County, as well as Parkside, is to make our neighborhoods safe and remains a top priority to me. Through our drug enforcement efforts, I believe we will have a positive effect on our overall crime rate throughout the county.”
Rogers and Herrman remain in jail on no bond due to prior felony convictions in narcotics; Rogers has been booked in Charlotte County four times while Herrmann has been booked nine times. Cmehil posted a $4,500 bond and was released.
Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).
Bob Carpenter, CCSO-PIO