Naples drug bust nets 3 cocaine arrests

James Washington, Tara Perry and Toni James (Photo via Collier County Sheriff’s Office)

NAPLES, Fla. — A Friday drug bust led to three cocaine-related arrests at a house where the disabled daughter of one of those arrested was present.

Naples Police said they found the daughter of Tara Linette Perry, 40, in the back bedroom of Perry’s home on 550 13th St. N. Perry led deputies there after they detained her following a traffic stop on Fifth Avenue North.

Two others — Toni Elise James, 50, and James Aress Washington, 50 — were also arrested at the home, according to police. Perry and James face multiple charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school or park. Washington faces a single charge of cocaine possession, while Perry also faces marijuana charges.

The daughter, whose age was not specified, was placed in the custody of her grandmother, police said.

Police didn’t identify the value of the drugs recovered but said they found 4.4 grams of crack cocaine in a Bazooka gum container after Washington told them to check his pockets. They also said they found drugs on Perry. James was in the house, but police didn’t say whether they found drugs on her.


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