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Search Warrant Leads to 5 Arrests on Drug Charges


Punta Gorda- On September 29, 2020, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of SWAT and other ancillary units, executed a lawful search warrant at 15524 Lime Dr. in Punta Gorda.  As a result of this search, 5 individuals were arrested and they are

Heather Vernacatola, Gregory Bores, Nicholas Bores, Ryan Szuba and Peggy Ford.

My deputies work very hard to keep our streets free of this type of activity. When we find out about it in our community, we will act on it accordingly. These individuals made the choice to engage in this lifestyle, and now they will face the consequences of those choices.”

–Sheriff Bill Prummell

As always, if you suspect illegal activity in your neighborhood, you can report it by calling our non-emergency number 941-639-0013 or by submitting an anonymous tip through our free mobile app.

If you are in need of help in order to free yourself from an addiction, call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Our Drug Addiction Recovery Program can be a valuable resource for you to lead a better and more productive life.