Three people face drug-related charges in Charlotte County

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Richard Rendon, Stephanie Brown, Priscilla Palmer. (CREDIT: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office)

Three people were arrested after deputies found them in a motel room filled with drugs and narcotics paraphernalia.

The arrests occurred after deputies found Richard Rendon unloading a vehicle at the Knights Inn, at 300 Knights Drive, in Punta Gorda.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Rendon was on the most-wanted list for violating probation and failing to make an appearance.

Once Rendon spotted the patrol vehicle, he fled into a motel room and locked the door behind him.

He eventually opened the door and cooperated with deputies.

Authorities found  2.5 grams of methamphetamine inside a dollar bill, 1 white pill identified as Hydromorphone, also inside a dollar bill, .1 grams of meth, seven hypodermic needles, 9 Ropinirole Hydrochloride pills, three metal spoons with fentanyl residue on top of each, .1 grams of meth on a red ottoman and a glass smoking pipe inside a toilet.

Rendon is accused of three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, resisting officer with violence and use of or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies found 42-year-old Stephanie Brown in the room and arrested her on a charge of possession of a harmful new legend drug without prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested was 59-year-old Priscilla Palmer, who is accused of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and introducing contraband into a county detention facility.



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