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.
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.
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.
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.