PORT CHARLOTTE — Charlotte County Sheriff’s road patrol deputies observed two cars Tuesday at 11:54 p.m. parked on a road without lights in Port Charlotte. A check resulted in the arrest of two convicted felons on crack cocaine drug charges. Arrested were Rolando Enrique Gomez, 31, and Bobbie Jo Keene, 45, both of the 1200 block of Slash Pine Circle, Punta Gorda.As the deputies approached the 2002 Pontiac Trans Am and a 1995 Toyota Corolla, the woman in the Toyota said she was there to give Keene some money. The other deputy met with Keene, the Pontiac driver, and her passenger, Gomez. Keene said she was there to give the woman in the Toyota some money. Both drivers appeared nervous but did tell deputies they could search them and the vehicles. Deputies located a container in the Pontiac with crack cocaine, numerous pieces of crack cocaine on the floor mat, and a razor knife with cocaine residue. The Pontiac was towed and deputies released the driver of the Toyota.
Keene and Gomez were both charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both remain in jail on $3,500 bond.
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