PORT CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a car for not having brake lights that resulted in the arrest of four on drug charges. One of those arrested was carrying cocaine in his prosthetic leg. Arrested were Bradley Jordon Greus, 23, of the 500 block of Lindley Terrace, Port Charlotte; Donald Carlo Acquarelli, 25, of the 1000 block of Fletcher Street, Port Charlotte; Teal Lee Thomson, 22, of Oakland Hills Court, Rotonda West; and Alexis Ann Clancey, 20, of the 400 block of Harvard Street, Englewood (Sarasota County). The traffic stop was made at Bradford Avenue and Cazonovia Street. The driver was Clancey. All four were asked if there were any weapons, drugs or contraband inside the vehicle or on their person, and they all said no and gave consent to search.

Backup units arrived, and the search began. When deputies began the search of Greus, they asked if he had anything hidden in his prosthetic leg. Greus said he had a small bag of cocaine in it and handed it to a deputy. A search of Thomson found a plastic baggie located in her bra that contained morphine and hydromorphone pills. Clancey said she had a hydromorphine pill in her wallet left on the driver’s seat. While searching Acquarelli, Clancey jumped in the tan Hyundai, grabbed her wallet, quickly pulled out a pill and swallowed it. Deputies attempted to stop her from swallowing but were unsuccessful. Deputies continued searching the car and found five hypodermic needles containing a clear liquid that tested positive for opiates. Clancey said the needles were hers and she used them to shoot opiates. Clancey also told deputies she had another hypodermic needle hidden in her butt. She was removed from the patrol car and produced a needle from her backside and gave it to the deputy. Acquarelli and Greus both said they had just bought the cocaine from someone in a Walmart parking lot. All four were arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. Greus and Acquarelli were both charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was charged with possession of morphine, possession of hydromorphone, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clancey was charged with possession of opiates, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer. Acquarelli, Thomson and Clancey all posted bond and were released. Greus remains in jail on $6,500 bond.