Charlotte County Deputies: Cocaine found in man's prosthetic leg, morphine in woman's bra

4:12 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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Port Charlotte, Florida (News-Press) -- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy made at traffic stop Tuesday night on a car for not having brake lights that resulted in the arrest of four on drug charges. 

One of those arrested was carrying cocaine in his prosthetic leg, according to a news release.

Arrested were Bradley Jordon Greus, 23, of Port Charlotte; Donald Carlo Acquarelli, 25, of Port Charlotte; Teal Lee Thomson, 22, of Rotonda West; and Alexis Ann Clancey, 20, of Englewood.

The traffic stop was made at Bradford Avenue and Cazonovia Street; the driver was Clancey, the CCSO said.

When deputies began the search of Greus they asked if he had anything hidden in his prosthetic leg.

Greus said he had a small bag of cocaine in it and handed it to a deputy. A search of Thomson found a plastic baggie located in her bra that contained morphine and hydromorphine pills. Clancey said she had a hydromorphine pill in her wallet left on the driver's seat. While searching Acquarelli, Clancey jumped in the tan Hyundai, grabbed her wallet, quickly pulled out a pill and swallowed it. Deputies attempted to stop her from swallowing but were unsuccessful.

Deputies also found five hypodermic needles containing a clear liquid that tested positive for opiates. Clancey said the needles were hers and she used them to shoot opiates. Clancey also told deputies she had another hypodermic needle hidden in her butt; she was removed from the patrol car and produced a needle from her backside and gave it to the deputy. Acquarelli and Greus said they had just bought the cocaine from someone in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

All four were arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. Greus and Acquarelli were both charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was charged with possession of morphine, possession of hydromorphone, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clancey was charged with possession of opiates, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer. 

Acquarelli, Thomson and Clancey all posted bond and were released; Greus remains in jail on $6,500 bond.

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