Golden Gate woman faces multiple drug trafficking charges

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Stephanie Tompkins. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

A Golden Gate woman has been arrested and faces multiple drug charges after detectives found enough fentanyl to kill 26,000 people in her home on Tuesday.

Vice detectives with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office searched a home on 22nd Place Southwest in Golden Gate following an investigation. Inside, they found 53.2 grams of fentanyl, 104.2 grams of methamphetamine, 48.2 grams of cocaine, 24.8 grams of marijuana oil, 18.2 grams of Adderall and 4.7 grams of Xanax. According to CCSO, the home also contained multiple scales and narcotic paraphernalia and 61 bullets for a 22-caliber firearm on a shelf.

Detectives arrested Stephanie Tompkins, a 32-year-old convicted felon who lived at the home and was present during the search. She faces multiple felonies including trafficking fentanyl, trafficking cocaine, trafficking amphetamine, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, and possession of firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon.

This was the second time in less than a year that detectives executed a search warrant at the residence: On July 1, 2021, detectives arrested three people on narcotics charges and seized large quantities of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. They also found a handgun and nearly $8,000 cash.

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