A 40-year-old man faces trafficking and other narcotics-related charges after deputies uncovered fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop in East Naples on Thursday.
Alonza Curry of 5668 Greenwood Circle, East Naples, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance-Clonazepam, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. He also faces charges of possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon and driving on a suspended license.
Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports said deputies stopped Curry at the intersection of U.S. 41 East and Lakewood Boulevard for driving with an expired vehicle tag.
Further investigation by deputies found Curry’s driver’s license had been revoked in 2017 and that he is a convicted felon.
During the traffic stop a CCSO K9 gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics in Curry’s vehicle.
Deputies asked Curry if anything illegal was inside his vehicle. At first he said no, but then told deputies that he gave a homeless man a ride from the Estey Avenue/Airport-Pulling Road area to a 7-Eleven store on U.S. 41 East. He said the man is known to do drugs and left his backpack on the passenger-side floorboard. Deputies knew Curry’s story to be false because they watched him drive by the 7-Eleven without anyone exiting his vehicle.
A search of the vehicle by deputies turned up a backpack containing Clonazepam pills and a scale with residue on it that field-tested positive for cocaine. Deputies also found a black plastic box that contained a clear plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine, and a clear plastic bag containing a white/black speckled powdery substance that field-tested positive for fentanyl.
Deputies also found narcotic paraphernalia scattered throughout the vehicle, a knife with a 9.5 inch blade in a black sheath and a hatchet.
Curry was taken into custody and transported to the Collier County jail.