Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: August 12, 2011
Subject: Cape Coral Narcotics Detectives Make Arrest; Seize Drugs and Guns
On Thursday August 11th at 7:00pm, Cape Coral Police Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant at 1722 NW 18thTerrace. The search warrant was granted after two undercover drug buys were recently conducted at the residence.
During the search of the home, detectives located and seized over 300 opiate based pills, 4 mature marijuana plants, 14 firearms to include a Mini-14 w/folding stock and laser sights as well as an Uzi 9mm, over 900 rounds of ammunition, digital scales, baggies and $30,000 in US currency.
Arrested was Juan M Claudio of 1722 NW 18th Terrace. Claudio has prior arrests for Attempted Murder, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, Sale of Cocaine and Sale of Clonazepam.
Claudio was arrested and charged with: trafficking of an opium derivative, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana over 20g, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, two separate counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
“The weaponry alone in this case is alarming. It’s easy to overlook the dangers that our Police Officers face on a daily basis, but this is a pretty strong reminder. We are proud of the hard work by the investigators in this case. This is a big win for that neighborhood.” - Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.