3 arrested in Rotonda pot raid
ROTUNDA WEST, Fla. - A two month investigation ended with the arrest of three Rotonda West residents after a Tuesday morning raid on a home where a stash of marijuana was seized.
Arrested were Daniel Curtis Hood, 22; his girlfriend Caitlyn Marie Christiano, 21; and her 26-year-old brother Clifford Michael Christiano.
The investigation began last December regarding narcotics activity at the home and a search warrant was obtained and executed. During a search of the home detectives seized a total of 2,830.2 grams of marijuana.
The marijuana was found in large vacuum sealed bags in and outside of cardboard boxes delivered by FedEx. Detectives said they were receiving marijuana via FedEx and several boxes were located in the home with empty vacuum sealed bags with marijuana residue. Marijuana stored in vacuum sealed bags is common for delivery.
Also seized was $5,460 in cash, marijuana cigarettes, and five Pyrex pipes with marijuana residue. Narcotics detectives said the street value of the seized marijuana is valued at $35,000. investigation continues.
Sheriff Bill Prummell said, “Our members have been hard at work in our drug enforcement efforts with assistance from our community partners who have provided us valuable information. Our enhanced partnerships with the community continue to show results.”