Cape Coral woman accused of trafficking morphine

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Janina DeAndrea Coleman’s mugshot. Credit: The Lee County Sheriff’s Office

The Cape Coral Police Department has arrested a woman for allegedly trafficking morphine following a traffic stop.

Police arrested Janina DeAndrea Coleman, 32, after being pulled over for a traffic infraction at the intersection of Chiquita Boulevard and Tropicana Parkway.

During the traffic stop, a K-9 officer conducted an open-air search and detected narcotics inside Coleman’s vehicle.

According to police, during the search, two unmarked pill bottles containing multiple pills, later identified as morphine, were located inside Coleman’s purse.

CCPD reported that following their investigation, it was discovered that Coleman intended to use and sell the pills.

Fourteen grams of morphine was found, which meets the threshold for trafficking amounts. Investigators said trace amounts of cocaine and a scale were also found in her vehicle.

Coleman was arrested and faces charges of trafficking opium and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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