Five Arrested for Fentanyl After Search Warrant


Posted: May 3, 2022

After a several weeks long investigation, the Punta Gorda Police Department, with the assistance of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, executed a search warrant on the home located at 7541 Coco Plum in Punta Gorda. During the search warrant, more than seven grams of fentanyl was located throughout the home.

Seven grams of fentanyl located in the home.

Five individuals, Scott Fraser Baer, Jr. of Punta Gorda, Jamie Erin Michael of Fort Myers, Scott Anthony Starkey of Sarasota, Katie Rose Buongiorno of Port Charlotte, and Sean McHugh Baer of Punta Gorda were arrested and charged with Possession of Fentanyl and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Scott Baer was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for other illegal drugs found in his possession. All individuals were booked into the Charlotte County Jail.

UPDATE: It was discovered that Jamie Erin Michael had originally provided officers with her sister’s name and identification. Once at the jail it was discovered that she had a warrant for her arrest for Violation of Probation regarding a DUI charge. She was charged on the warrant and an additional charge of Providing False ID to a Law Enforcement Officer.

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