CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Narcotics Raid In NE Cape Coral Met With Applause
(April 10, 2014)- Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics (VIN) Detectives with the help of the Cape Coral Police Department SWAT team served a search warrant at 827 Diplomat Parkway East, yesterday afternoon.
After receiving multiple complaints from residents in the area about suspicious activity at the house, VIN detectives began gathering intelligence. Investigation revealed a "revolving door" of narcotics activity at the residence.
Over the past couple of weeks, VIN Detectives gathered evidence through surveillance and an undercover operation to develop probable cause for the warrant. During the operation, VIN Detectives discovered that the resident, Norman Winston Clarke (AKA "Rasta"), B/M, DOB: 06-03-1954, of 827 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral, was dealing marijuana from this location.
As Cape Coral Police Department VIN Detectives and SWAT Officers converged on the residence yesterday afternoon, neighbors came out to see what was happening. Shortly after, curiosity turned to applause from neighbors who had had enough. "It was a nuisance house that had continual narcotic dealing activity, a revolving door. The neighbors were ecstatic, actually applauding, when we hit it."- [Name redacted], Cape Coral Police Department VIN Sergeant.
Two individuals were arrested and only a small amount of marijuana was recovered. "While far from the largest drug operation we have ever taken down, this one was directly and negatively impacting the quality of life of residents in the area. When neighbors are applauding, you know you are doing something right. We hope that folks will let us know early on when something like this pops up in their neighborhood so we can take care of it quickly, and mitigate the negative effects that drug activity can have on a neighborhood."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.
ARRESTED: Norman Winston Clarke (AKA "Rasta"), B/M, DOB: 06-03-1954, of 827 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: MARIJUANA-SELL (SCHEDULE I)- FELONY, MARIJUANA-POSSESS (NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS)- MISDEMEANOR
ARRESTED: Gennine Jacotine, B/F, DOB: 10-25-1995, of 1703 NE 6 Street, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: MARIJUANA-POSSESS (NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS)- MISDEMEANOR