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Drugs found hidden in bible in Charlotte County hotel room search

Posted: 11:36 AM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-29 15:36:59Z
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Detectives served a search warrant at a Charlotte County hotel Tuesday, uncovering numerous drugs and firearms, with some even found hidden in a bible.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, two suspects with outstanding warrants out of Lee County were tracked to the Knights Inn on Jones Loop Road.

A warranted search of their room uncovered the following:

-Methamphetamine
-Cocaine
-Heroin
-Fentanyl
-A Naloxone patch
-Baggies
-A small scale
-Black SCCY CPX-2 handgun
-Black Glock 27 handgun (stolen out of Lee County)

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33-year-old Alicia Swartz and 31-year-old JD Irons were taken into custody at the scene. They are both charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Possession of a Controlled Substance (MDMA), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell (Fentanyl).

Both suspects are currently in custody at the Charlotte County Jail.

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Alicia Swartz and JD Irons