6 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone, and more located in Port Charlotte home
Two Port Charlotte residents are facing multiple drug charges after deputies executing a search warrant found a large quantity of illicit substances inside a home Tuesday morning.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, executed the warrant at 18012 Ohara Drive and found six pounds of methamphetamine, nearly 450 suspected fentanyl pills and oxycodone as well as other drugs, cash and paraphernalia, a release from the Charlotte County Sheriff Office states.
Deputies approaching the residence first made contact with John Alton Knight, Jr.,56, and ordered him to put his hands up. He ignored commands and fled into the house, officials said.
Entering units found Knight next to the sink in the kitchen, calling out to a woman in the home who law enforcement identified as Rebecca Mary Knight, 39.
John Knight was resistant and continued to ignore the commands of deputies, the release states, adding both John and Rebecca were taken into custody.
During the search, deputies located the following throughout the home, officials said:
• Approximately 6 pounds of Methamphetamine
• 58.4 grams of fentanyl, 53.2 grams of oxycodone
• 27.41 pounds of Synthetic Cannabinoids
• Tramadol, Suboxone, and copious amounts of used drug paraphernalia.
• 447 suspected fentanyl pressed pills
Following the search, Rebecca Knight was placed under arrest on charges of trafficking and drug paraphernalia.
John Knight was charged with:
• Trafficking in Amphetamine more than 200g
• Trafficking in Fentanyl more than 28 grams less than 30kg
• Trafficking in Oxycodone more than 25 grams less than 100g
• Trafficking in Synthetic Cannabinoid more than 1000g but less than 30Kg
• Controlled Substance possession (Tramadol)
• Controlled Substance possession (Suboxone)
• Drug Paraphernalia possession or use of
• Tampering with evidence
• Resisting an officer without violence
He was additionally charged with fleeing to elude from Punta Gorda police as well as possession of a firearm by a felon from a previous incident.
“Thanks to the hard work of my Narcotics Unit and SWAT team, with the assistance of the Collier County SWAT team, a large amount of poison is off our streets, which means more lives saved. We will continue to shut these drug houses down, one by one, until the message is heard: We do not tolerate this stuff in Charlotte County,” Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said in a prepared statement.
Both remained in custody at the Charlotte County Jail Wednesday morning.