2 men accused of possessing narcotics, stolen gun in Cape Coral

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Mark Anthony Taylor, 26, and Natyri Jamarris Pitts, 26. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Two men were arrested in Cape Coral on Thursday afternoon after police say they were found intoxicated in a car with narcotics and a stolen handgun inside.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, Mark Anthony Taylor and Natyri Jamarris Pitts, both 26, were arrested after officers responded to a call just after noon. The call said a person was slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle at the intersection of Wilmington Parkway and Chiquita Boulevard North.

Officers found Taylor and Pitts unconscious inside the running vehicle, which was still in drive. Police woke the men and asked them to step out of the vehicle. When they did, a handgun was seen within reach of the driver. CCPD says both Taylor and Pitts appeared heavily intoxicated and were in and out of consciousness.

A search of the vehicle revealed another handgun, confirmed to be stolen, concealed near where Pitts was seated. Numerous narcotics were also located inside the vehicle.

Taylor and Pitts were taken to the Lee County Jail.

Taylor faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, trafficking heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, DUI – influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession under 20 grams and driving while license suspended/revoked with knowledge.

Pitts faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

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