Deputies: Cocaine found in man's prosthetic leg

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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. – Charlotte County deputies have arrested 4 people on drug charges, including one man who hid cocaine in his prosthetic leg.

Arrested were 23-year-old Bradley Jordon Greus, 25-year-old Donald Carlo Acquarelli, 22-year-old Teal Lee Thomson and 20-year-old Alexis Ann Clancey.

A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy made at traffic stop on a car for not having brake lights. The traffic stop was made at Bradford Avenue and Cazonovia Street.

All four were asked if there were any weapons, drugs or contraband inside the vehicle or on their person and they all said no and gave consent to search.

Backup units arrived and the search began. When deputies began the search of Greus, they asked if he had anything hidden in his prosthetic leg. Greus said he had a small bag of cocaine in it and handed it to a deputy. A search of Thomson found a plastic baggie located in her bra that contained Morphine and Hydromorphone pills. Clancey said she had a Hydromorphine pill in her wallet left on the driver’s seat. While searching Acquarelli, Clancey jumped in the tan Hyundai, grabbed her wallet, quickly pulled out a pill and swallowed it. Deputies attempted to stop her from swallowing, but were unsuccessful.

Deputies continued searching the car and found 5 hypodermic needles containing a clear liquid that tested positive for Opiates. Clancey said the needles were hers and she used them to shoot opiates. Clancey also told deputies she had another hypodermic needle hidden in her butt; she was removed from the patrol car and produced a needle from her backside and gave it to the deputy. Acquarelli and Greus both said they had just bought the Cocaine from someone in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

All four were arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. Greus and Acquarelli were both charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Thompson was charged with Possession of Morphine, Possession of Hydromorphone, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Clancey was charged with Possession of Opiates, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting and Officer. Acquarelli, Thomson and Clancey all posted bond and were released; Greus remains in jail on $6,500 bond.

Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).