Collier County Sheriffs Office – Arrested!


Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man on drug trafficking charges Wednesday after they found heroin, fentanyl and other drugs in his North Naples hotel room.

Joshua James Pyles of 4262 Parrot Ave., East Naples, is charged with fentanyl trafficking, heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, amphetamine trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop involving Pyles outside the hotel he was staying at in the 4000 block of U.S. 41 North. During the course of the stop deputies determined that Pyles’ Florida driver’s license was not valid. Deputies also found him to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Hotel management requested deputies’ assistance in evicting Pyles from the room he was renting. Deputies escorted Pyles to his room to retrieve his belongings. Pyles opened a dresser drawer where deputies observed in plain view small plastic bags containing suspected marijuana and methamphetamine.

Deputies conducted a field test on the suspect methamphetamine which yielded a positive reaction for amphetamines. Deputies then halted the eviction process and began the process for a search warrant.

Around 4:30 p.m. detectives with the Vice and Narcotics Bureau, along with Special Enforcement Team deputies, executed a search warrant at the room where Pyles had been staying. A search of the room turned up the following items:

– 166.1 grams of heroin
– 60 grams of fentanyl
– 414 grams of methamphetamine
– 139 grams of cocaine
– 24 grams of Adderall
– 52.2 grams of testosterone
– .6 grams of LSD

Deputies placed Pyles under arrest and transported him to the Collier County jail.