(May 4, 2017) - The Cape Coral Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, K9 Unit, and Vice, Intelligence & Narcotics (VIN) Unit worked together and came away with four arrests for dangerous and illegal narcotics.
On the evening of May 3rd, the Street Crimes Unit made a traffic stop on a vehicle at the 1700 block of Cape Coral Parkway East. The vehicle was driven by Christopher Murphy (DOB: 1-8-80), and occupied by Stephen Gay Jr. (DOB: 2-10-82), Ashleigh Walters (DOB: 1-17-92), and Gerrit Richelson (DOB: 9-19-86). The K9 Unit responded and got a positive alert from the K9 to the presence of narcotics.
During the ensuing search of the vehicle, a firearm and a variety of narcotics were found, as well as a “one-pot” methamphetamine production container which was actively cooking meth at the time of the stop. Members of the VIN Unit assisted with safely dismantling the meth container and associated paraphernalia.
Murphy, Gay, Walters, and Richelson were all placed under arrest for a variety of charges ranging from possession of and trafficking in narcotics, weapons charges, and possession of drug paraphernalia. All four were transported to the Lee County Jail.
ARRESTED: Christopher Dale Murphy, W/M, 1-8-1980, of 8955 Beacon Street, Fort Myers FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Molly), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
ARRESTED: Stephen Felton Gay Jr., W/M, 2-10-1982, of 4361 Hill Drive, Fort Myers FL.
CHARGES: Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4 counts)
ARRESTED: Ashleigh Walters, W/F, 1-17-1992, of 1817 SW 45th Lane, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Conveyance for Trafficking Narcotics, Possession of Firearm in Commission of Felony
ARRESTED: Gerrit Jay Richelson, W/M, 9-19-1986, of 614 SW 47th Street #2, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
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