Deputies remain on high alert for criminals and would-be criminals who have no business in areas heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian.
According to deputies, two convicted felons are currently in our jail following their arrests yesterday for breaking the countywide emergency curfew in Collier County.
James Mullins, 48, and Jamie Marsha Marie Stringfield, 36, both of Naples, also face multiple narcotics-related offenses after deputies found cocaine and the deadly opioid fentanyl in their possession.
“These two individuals were out past curfew in a devastated area miles away from their homes,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “Our deputies are out patrolling every day 24/7 to keep you and your property safe. They will continue to enforce the curfew and make arrests if warranted.”
Deputies patrolling East Naples encountered Mullins and Stringfield in a vehicle traveling in the area of Palmetto Court and Thomasson Drive around 2:40 a.m.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop and found Mullins, the driver, did not have a valid license. They also found Mullins and Stringfield had no business being in the area past curfew.
The pair were taken into custody.
Their vehicle had to be towed due to neither of them being the registered owner.
While deputies were conducting an inventory of the vehicle, they found 3.9 grams of cocaine, 3.5 grams of fentanyl, a crack pipe, and other assorted narcotic paraphernalia. They also found $1,040 cash in the passenger door.
Mullins faces possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, while Stringfield faces possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.