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Two face drug-related charges

May 10, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Two Cape Coral men have been arrested on felony charges tied to an alleged marijuana and THC wax/oil operation that was producing within 1,000 feet of a school.

Matthew Hermanns, 35, and Tyler Ott, 25, of 702 NW 17th Avenue were transported to Lee County Jail after a warranted search of the residence, according to officials.

Hermanns was charged May 9 with marijuana possess with intent to sell, etc., within 1,000 feet of specified area, drugs possess controlled substance without prescription, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted Florida felon, drug equipment possess and/or use, marijuana sell within 1,000 feet of specified area and marijuana possess not more than 20 grams.

Ott was charged with marijuana possess with intent to sell, etc., within 1,000 feet of specified area, drugs possess controlled substance without prescription, and drug equipment possess and/or use.

The Cape Coral Police Department's Vice, Investigations and Narcotics Unit along with the SWAT Team discovered approximately 9.5 pounds of marijuana, 664 grams of marijuana wax, many vials of THC oil, a firearm and ammunition, according to a CCPD press release.

Also found were numerous pieces of paraphernalia used to manufacture, package and move marijuana, officials said.

CCPD's VIN unit set up various controlled buys at the residence before obtaining a search warrant which was carried out on Wednesday, the release states.

"As always we are very proud of the work done by the VIN Unit in eliminating yet another source of illegal drugs that brings not only the substance itself, but the potential for violence as evidenced by the discovery of a firearm and ammunition in the hands of a felon. The fact that this was within 1,000 feet of a school makes this bust even more critical and important,"said Cpl. Phil Mullen, CCPD spokesperson.

 
 

 

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