(ENGLEWOOD) Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Englewood man on possession of marijuana, ammunition, and weapons charges after he reported a woman in the home was unresponsive and died at Englewood Community Hospital.
CCSO received a medical call around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to 2120 S. McCall Road; deputies and Charlotte County Fire/EMS responded. Tawni Lynn Blair, 20, was transported to the hospital; she was pronounced dead at 4:07 p.m. Major Crimes and Crime Scene were called to the home.
Raul Gonzales Garcia, 61, gave permission to search his home. In Garcia’s bedroom, detectives found four baggies of marijuana, a .44 caliber handgun, three boxes of shotgun shells, a holder with ten 30/30 bullets, a box of .22 caliber bullets and a container with .32 caliber bullets.
Garcia was arrested for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; he was then transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He remains in jail without bond being a convicted felon and currently on supervised release.
MCU detectives said the death of Blair suggested a drug overdose; however, the Medical Examiner will have to determine exact cause of death. No further details are being released at this time on the death investigation. Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).