Marine check on houseboat leads to drug arrests

A check by Charlotte County’s marine patrol unit led to two drug arrests yesaterday.

The unit received a report of an oil sheen from a houseboat moored behind a residence on Coral Drive in Punta Gorda.

The sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Thaddeus Majtyka told deputies he had pumped out his boat because it took on water. It also says when they asked to look at the valve settings, he would not let them come aboard.

The deputies say they saw a glass pipe and took it. It tested positive for meth.

After getting a search warrant, authorities found an alligator skin on the houseboat that did not have any tags. They also found more items with meth residue, as well as ammunition.

Majtyka had 33-year-old Jennifer Waters with him. As a convicted felon, she could not possess a firearm or ammunition.

Authorities took both into custody. They towed the houseboat because they saw it as an environmental hazard.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

40 + = 44