North Port Police Department – Florida –
This couple is now behind bars thanks to support from law enforcement partners across the Country.
On 5/31/22 officer of the Special Enforcement Team attempted a traffic stop on Zachary Carpenter (driver) and his girlfriend Nichole Williams (passenger). Carpenter fled and shortly abandoned the vehicle and then fled on foot. The vehicle was recovered and methamphetamine packaged for sales, drug paraphernalia and ammunition were located inside the vehicle along with identification belonging to Carpenter and Williams. Williams currently has warrants for her arrest for Violation of Probation-Armed Burglary and Theft of a Firearm.
Carpenter and Williams were also wanted for a Sarasota Sheriff’s Office case where they dropped a backpack with nearly a pound of methamphetamine at the Venice Walmart. This backpack was later seized by law enforcement.
Carpenter and Williams are known to flee law enforcement and were on the run, knowing law enforcement is after them. Members of the SET Team with the assistance of FDLE tracked them down to Mason, Michigan where they were hiding out. The Michigan State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit was called in to assist with their arrest. Both Carpenter and Williams were arrested at a local motel in that area. Both are awaiting extradition back to Sarasota County Florida for their crime spree.
Carpenter is being charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine Over 200 grams, Fleeing to Elude Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell, Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, and Driving on a Suspended Drivers License. Williams is being charged with Violation of Probation-Armed Burglary, Theft of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by Felon. Williams is also charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine Over 200 Grams.