PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy is OK after a suspect spit cocaine in his face during an arrest at a homeless camp in Port Charlotte Thursday.
Just before 8 p.m., deputies responded to a call in reference to a homeless camp occupying a wooded vacant lot located in the 19000 block of Veterans Boulevard.
When deputies entered the wooded lot, they noticed several tents and personal property. Exiting one of those tents was Kenneth T. Glenn. Deputies say Glenn was trying to conceal something behind his leg. When challenged, Glenn attempted to flee on foot.
Deputies pursued Glenn until he became entangled in multiple peppertree vines. After freeing Glenn, deputies say a canister in his hand containing two plastic bags. Glenn quickly shoved both baggies into this mouth and attempted to swallow the contents, deputies said.
While attempting to remove the contents, Glenn opened his mouth and spit the contents directly into the face of a deputy. The contents inside the baggies were separately identified as cocaine and a methamphetamine/fentanyl mix.
Both Glenn and the deputy were checked by medical professionals. Glenn was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, trafficking in fentanyl, four grams or more, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer with violence.