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Operation Ice Breaker nets several meth arrests in Southwest Florida

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 14:00:54-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- The Collier County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of several people on drug trafficking charges Friday as part of Operation Ice Breaker.

The multi-jurisdictional investigation involved methamphetamine drug trafficking during a year-long investigation in both Southwest Florida and California.

Mugshots: Arrests made in Operation Ice Breaker

Arrested were:

  • 48-year-old Michael Stonebreaker of Naples, charged with Conspiracy in Methamphetamine Trafficking and Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • 48-year-old Biron Bacher of Cape Coral, charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 43-year-old Stephanie Shaw of Goodland, charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 49-year-old Jason Garff of Naples, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 43-year-old Brian Tharp on Venice, charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance

Additional suspects have arrest warrants issued on them.

During the investigation, detectives with the Collier County Sheriff's Office seized 6 pounds of methamphetamine, with a value of $96,000.

Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office seized 8 pounds of methamphetamine, 464 grams of marijuana, 67 prescription pills, and $163,000 in cash.