Port Charlotte Man Finds Safe Filled With Meth in Front Yard

Deputies said there were up to $7,000 worth of drugs in the safe.

A Port Charlotte man called deputies after he found an unlocked safe filled with narcotics in his front yard, authorities said.

The man said he found a black bag in front of his house on the 23000 block of Midway Boulevard Wednesday morning, said a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office news release. When he looked in the bag, he found a small Sentry safe containing two plastic bags with what appeared to be drugs.

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Deputies said one bag contained 86 grams of crystal meth and the other had 57 grams of meth. According to detectives, the street value of the drugs would be between $5,000 and $7,000.

Officials ask that anyone with information on illegal drug activity call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).

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