A Charlotte County man was arrested on drug charges on Tuesday after deputies said he was found with a small bag of cocaine in his prosthetic leg. One woman who was travelling with him was also arrested after authorities said she had morphine and Hydromorphone pills hidden in her bra and a second woman was reportedly found with a hypodermic needle hidden in her bottom.
A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy stopped a car in Port Charlotte for not having brake lights. The car was driven by Alexis Ann Clancey, 20, of Englewood, and carried Bradley Jordon Greus, 23, and Donald Carlo Acquarelli, 25, of Port Charlotte, and Teal Lee Thomson, 22, of Rotonda. Deputies searched the vehicle and asked Greus if he had anything hidden in his prosthetic leg. Greus said he had a small bag of cocaine in it and handed it to a deputy.
Deputies found a plastic bag with pills in Thomson's bra. Clancey said she had a Hydromorphine pill in her wallet left on the driver's seat. While searching Acquarelli, Clancey jumped in the car, grabbed her wallet, quickly pulled out a pill and swallowed it. Deputies attempted to stop her from swallowing but were unsuccessful. Authorities said they found five hypodermic needles with a liquid that tested positive for opiates. Clancey also told deputies she had another hypodermic needle hidden in her bottom; she was removed from the patrol car and produced a needle from her backside and gave it to the deputy.
The four were arrested and taken to the Charlotte County jail. Greus and Acquarelli were both charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was charged with possession of morphine, possession of hydromorphone and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clancey was charged with possession of opiates, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.