Cape Coral police arrest two with fentanyl in Kohl’s parking lot

Writer: Jack Lowenstein
Cameron Schaarschmidt and Jesse James Noble – Photos courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department.

A North Fort Myers man and woman were arrested after being found with illegal substances and a gun.

On Wednesday, Cape Coral Police Department arrested Jessie James Noble, 26, on DUI, drug charges and illegal possession of a gun and Cameron Franklin Schaarschmidt, 22, on drug charges.

According to the CCPD press release, a concerned citizen saw Schaarschmidt get out of a Toyota Corolla parked near the front entrance of the Kohl’s off Southwest Pine Island Road. The citizen saw Schaarschmidt go to the trunk of the car and get a spoon and then get back in the car.

An officer arrived at the scene after the suspicious activity was reported. When the officer approached the Toyota, Noble was in the driver’s seat and began to flee in the car with Schaarschmidt from the department store’s parking lot. The Toyota sped through the lot and stopped at the main driveway of the shopping plaza.

The officer went up to the driver’s side of the car saw the silver spoon on the center console full of a white powdery substance that was later identified as fentanyl.

The officer searched Schaarschmidt and Noble. Schaarschmidt was hiding items and eventually dropped plastic bags with methamphetamine and one with cocaine. Three more plastic bags were found with almost 20 grams of fentanyl. And the officer found a .380 handgun near the driver’s seat.

Noble performed a field sobriety test for alcohol and tested negative for being drunk. Then, Noble completed a drug evaluation test and did not pass, found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Noble also gave a urine sample, which is still pending results.

Noble faces charges for DUI, Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Schaarschmidt faces charges for Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both Schaarschmidt and Noble were taken to Lee County Jail.

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