Home Nurse Charged With Assaulting Paraplegic Patient

A home health nurse in Sarasota has been arrested for allegedly getting drunk and attacking her paraplegic client. Forty-nine-year-old Debra Jo Given of Sarasota is charged with abuse of a disabled adult. An arrest report says Given became intoxicated and demanded $40 from her client. Witnesses told deputies that Given shoved a bedside table in […]

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CCSO NARCS ARREST OXYCODONE TRAFFICKER & A DEALER IN TWO SEPARATE DRUG BUYS

(CHARLOTTE COUNTY) Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives in two separate undercover drug buys Tuesday arrested an Oxycodone Trafficker and an Oxycodone Dealer. Darren Alan Blades, 23, 21970 Cellini Ave., Port Charlotte, sold 20 Oxycodone capsules to for $280. Blades set up the drug deal in the parking lot of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, […]

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New Charlotte Move To Curb Pill Mills

An ongoing rash of prescription drug abuse in the Sun Coast has moved Charlotte County Commissioners to issue new curbs on so-called “pill mills” in the county. They’ve now passed an ordinance that opens up pain clinics to county inspections and records audits. A moratorium on opening any new pain clinics in the county has […]

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