2 suspects arrested in East Naples after duplex search reveals illegal drugs

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Christopher Kapish and Sherman Ware. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Two men were arrested Wednesday at an East Naples duplex after deputies say they were found with large amounts of illegal drugs.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, detectives arrested Christopher Kapish, 37, and Sherman Leon Ware, 59 at a home on Seagrape Avenue. The duplex was already known to detectives for illegal activity and has been the target of numerous code enforcement complaints and violations over the years; CCSO says deputies have responded to 13 drug overdoses, including three fatal overdoses, at the duplex since 2020.

During the search, detectives found 27 grams of fentanyl, along with other illegal drugs, inside a shed belonging to Ware. he faces charges of fentanyl trafficking, possession of cocaine and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

The search also turned up cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as narcotic equipment and paraphernalia throughout the duplex. Detectives found a loaded handgun in the bedroom of convicted felon Kapish. He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a Florida convicted felon, possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Detectives also discovered that the electrical power to the residence was being diverted from the electrical pole. FPL responded and disconnected the power diversion to the residence.

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