Couple Busted With Marijuana-Tinged Smokes, Sweets

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

press release

A couple is under arrest after deputies discover a car-load of drugs, including marijuana-infused gummy bears.

On February 6, 2018, a deputy approached a stationary vehicle with dark-tinted windows in a parking lot on San Carlos Boulevard just east of Main Street in Fort Myers Beach.  The deputy approached the vehicle and was greeted by two occupants inside the vehicle.  The deputy immediately smelled raw marijuana inside the vehicle, and due to that, asked the occupants to exit the vehicle.   When the male got up, the deputy observed that he was sitting on a clear bag containing a leafy substance determined to be marijuana.

Because drugs were in plain sight, a further search of the vehicle was conducted.  The search turned up 45 THC liquid tanks, used in conjunction with electronic cigarettes.  Deputies also located 104 grams of marijuana, 36 grams of marijuana-infused gummy bear candies, a handgun with a high capacity magazine and $3,800 cash.

Deputies arrested Salvatore Virzi (DOB 3-24-97) of Winter Haven, Florida and charged him with 25 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Marijuana Possession with Intent to Sell.  Kathleen Dudney (DOB 11-22-96) of Winter Haven, Florida was charged with drug possession.

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