PORT CHARLOTTE — Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a North Port man for possession of LSD, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Joseph Michael Capeto, 18, of the 6300 block of Scorpio Avenue. A deputy was patroling in the area of Cannolot Boulevard and Sunninglow Street in Port Charlotte at 2:46 a.m. today when he observed two subjects wearing all dark clothing. The subjects matched the description of suspects who had been committing burglaries in the immediate area. Backup deputies were called, and Capeto and his 18-year-old girlfriend were detained. Both were acting very nervous. When asked to search Capeto’s backpack, he said, “You’re not searching my bag.” A CCSO K-9 unit arrived and the dog alerted on the backpack. A search of the backpack located a canister with “High Again” written on the front. Inside was a red piece of paper cut into 14 separate squares that tested positive for LSD. Also found were three plastic baggies containing eight grams, five grams and one gram of marijuana. A larger ZipLock baggie contained 25 one-inch baggies with “Heavy D” written on them. All tested positive for marijuana. Detectives arrived and also seized Capeto’s cell phone and laptop inside the backpack. The investigation continues.
Capeto’s girlfriend was not charged, but he was arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He posted $7,000 bond and was released.
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