Cape Coral Police Department

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

 

Date: May 19, 2011

 

Subject: Cape Coral Police Narcotics Detectives make Trafficking Arrests

 

On May 18th at 6:50pm, Cape Coral Police Narcotics Detectives, with the cooperation of a confidential source, made arrangements to purchase 50 Oxycodone pills from Melody Bruner for $650 in the Circle K parking lot located at 3704 Skyline Boulevard.  Bruner arrived with David Welch and James Huggins and completed the drug deal with the confidential source.  Upon completion of the transaction, police took Melody Bruner, David Welch, and James Huggins into custody without incident. 

 

The investigation revealed the following: 1) Melody brokered the pill deal 2) Welch sold the pills and was in possession of recorded expenditure money, and 3) Huggins held onto 20 pills until Welch verified he had all the money and then handed the remainder to the undercover.  All three were charged with trafficking an opium derivative.

 

As detectives were preparing to leave the scene, Melody’s father, Charles Bruner, arrived wanting to know why his daughter was arrested.  This saved detectives valuable time in tracking him down because on March 17th narcotics detectives purchased 6 morphine pills from Mr. Bruner at his residence. He was placed under arrest for this open charge and a subsequent search of his wallet revealed 42 morphine pills.  He was also charged with trafficking an opium derivative.

 

“This is great work by our detectives. Drive by this convenience store any day of the week at that hour and you’ll see kids on bicycles, families, etc. Nobody wants drug dealing in their neighborhood or right out in the open in the parking lot of their neighborhood store.” –Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.

 

 

Arrested:

 

ELIZABETH MELODY JAINE BRUNER  9-16-91
2551 SW 28TH PL
CAPE CORAL FL 33914

11-005009: -Sale of opium derivative

11-005379: -Sale of opium derivative

11-009370: -Trafficking opium derivative: 7.3 grams

                -Poss. of controlled substance

                -Poss. of cannabis less than 20g

 

 

DAVID ALAN WELCH JR  9-22-86
3015 SW 29TH PL
CAPE CORAL FL 33914

11-009370: Trafficking opium derivative: 7.3 grams           

                       -Poss. of cannabis less than 20g

 

JAMES BERNARD HUGGINS III 7-6-88
5004 24TH ST W B
BRADENTON FL 34207

11-009370: -Trafficking opium derivative: 7.3 grams

                -Poss. of cannabis less than 20g      

 

CHARLES SAMUEL BRUNER  11-24-52
2551 SW 28TH PL
CAPE CORAL FL 33914

11-005009: -Sale of opium derivative

11-009372:  Trafficking opium derivative