Ten people were arrested in Florida, and deputies confiscated trafficking amounts of fentanyl and other illegal drugs during search warrants on Wednesday.
Collier County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, with help from SWAT, executed the warrants at Naples home.
Deputies say the duplex is well known to detectives for illegal activity and has been the target of numerous code enforcement complaints and violations over the years. Deputies have responded to 16 drug overdoses, including three fatal overdoses, at the duplex since 2020.
“This nuisance house is a blight on our community, and these arrests highlight our commitment to residents to keep Collier County safe,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said.
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During the search, detectives found 27 grams of fentanyl, along with other illegal drugs, inside a shed belonging to resident Sherman Leon Ware, 59.
Ware is charged with fentanyl trafficking, possession of cocaine, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
The search also turned up cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, as well as narcotic equipment and paraphernalia throughout the duplex.
Detectives also found a loaded handgun in the room of resident Christopher Lee Kapish, who is a convicted felon. Kapish, 37, is charged with possession of a firearm by a Florida convicted felon, possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
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Detectives also discovered that the electrical power to the residence was being diverted from the electrical pole.
FP&L responded and disconnected the power diversion to the residence. Collier County Code Enforcement also responded.