East Naples man arrested with heroin, fentanyl, meth, cocaine and other drugs in a hotel room

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Joshua James Pyles. Photo via Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old man on drug trafficking charges Wednesday after they found heroin, fentanyl and other drugs in his North Naples hotel room.

Joshua James Pyles of East Naples is charged with fentanyl trafficking, heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, amphetamine trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance.

CCSO says deputies pulled over Pyles outside the hotel he was staying at in the 4000 block of U.S. 41 North. During the stop, deputies determined that Pyles’ Florida driver’s license was not valid.

Deputies also found methamphetamine in his possession.

Hotel management requested deputies’ assistance in evicting Pyles from the room he was renting. Deputies escorted Pyles to his room to retrieve his belongings. Pyles opened a dresser drawer where deputies saw small plastic bags containing what they suspected to be marijuana and methamphetamine.

CCSO says deputies conducted a field test on the methamphetamine which came back a positive reaction for amphetamines. Deputies halted the eviction process and began the process for a search warrant.

Around 4:30 p.m. detectives with the Vice and Narcotics Bureau, along with Special Enforcement Team deputies, executed a search warrant at the room where Pyles had been staying.

A search of the room turned up the following items:
– 166.1 grams of heroin
– 60 grams of fentanyl
– 414 grams of methamphetamine
– 139 grams of cocaine
– 24 grams of Adderall
– 52.2 grams of testosterone
– .6 grams of LSD

Deputies placed Pyles under arrest and transported him to the Collier County jail.

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