Deputies: 6 pounds of meth, 400 fentanyl pills found during Florida drug raid

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Sheriff’s deputies in southwestern Florida said they took pounds of drugs off the streets during a recent bust that landed two people behind bars.

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The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies found approximately 6 pounds of methamphetamine, 58 grams of fentanyl, 53 grams of oxycodone, 27 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids and 447 suspected fentanyl pills during a drug bust in a Port Charlotte home.

A photo from the sheriff’s office shows the evidence, as well as cash, packaged and laid out on a table.

“Thanks to the hard work of my Narcotics Unit and SWAT team, with the assistance of the Collier County SWAT team, a large amount of poison is off our streets, which means more lives saved,” Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell said in a statement. “We will continue to shut these drug houses down, one by one, until the message is heard: We do not tolerate this stuff in Charlotte County.”

Deputies told WINK that when they arrived, John Knight Jr. was outside and ignored commands to put his hands up, instead running into his home. Officers found John inside the house, calling out for Rebecca Knight. Both were arrested. John Knight faces additional charges for possession of a firearm by a felon from a previous incident, WINK reported.