Nearly 50 grams of fentanyl found in Charlotte County home, woman arrested for drug trafficking and possession

Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

On Friday morning, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman for drug trafficking and possession. This happened at a home in the 22000-block of Laika Avenue in Port Charlotte.

The home belonged to Kimberly Diggins, 38, deputies found almost 50 grams of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and lots of needles, in addition to a large sum of money. The fentanyl itself is 12 times the amount needed to land a trafficking charge and that amount carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Kimberly Diggins Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

Diggins is known to the sheriff’s office, as she has arrests dating back to 2007. Her previous arrests include fraud, grand theft, possession of heroin with intent to sell, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said, “The amount of fentanyl seized today has without a doubt saved the lives of many.”

Anonymous tips about dealers or drug use can be submitted to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office through the mobile app or by contacting the non-emergency number at 941-639-0013.

Diggins could face charges of trafficking in fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.

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