PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – On Monday, detectives from the Narcotics Division received information regarding a large amount of methamphetamine being delivered to drug traffickers at WoodSpring Suites located at 15672 U.S. Highway 19 North in Clearwater.
Through various investigative techniques, detectives identified, 36-year-old Travis Nicotera, 29-year-old Brandon Pagels, 22-year-old Jessica Mccarty, and 30-year-old Cory Jones as having involvement in the narcotic delivery and being inside a room at the hotel.
The suspects were known to detectives as drug traffickers, being in possession of firearms, and also had multiple warrants.
Through the investigation, it was discovered that Nicotera had $19,411 in his possession and Mccarty was in possession of $5,752 in United States currency which they admitted to obtaining through illegal drug proceeds.
Detectives also learned Mccarty had further drug proceeds at a separate location and they were able to seize an additional $60,716 in United States currency.
Detectives located the following items within the hotel room:
– 1,042 grams of crystal methamphetamine (Kilogram)
– 126 grams of fentanyl
– 736 grams of marijuana
– 17 fentanyl patches
– 24 buprenorphine patches
– 37 grams of MDMA
– 25 doses of buprenorphine
– 10 doses of oxycodone
– $5,752 in United States currency
– Drug ledgers
– Smith & Wesson .38 special
– Kimber 9MM (Stolen)
– Ruger P94 40 caliber
– Sig Sauer SP2022
– Beretta M9 9MM
– Walther CCP 9MM
– Ruger LC9 9MM
According to detectives, Nicotera was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine.
Pagels was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Armed Trafficking in Fentanyl, and Two (2) counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Mccarty was charged with Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Armed Trafficking in Fentanyl, Armed Trafficking in MDMA, Six (6) counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and a VOP warrant for Grand Theft.
Jones was charged with Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Armed Trafficking in Fentanyl, Armed Trafficking in MDMA, Eight (8) counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, FTA warrant for Sale of a Counterfeit Drug, and a FTA warrant for Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid.
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