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Fort Myers man arrested on drug charge near Cape Elementary

By Staff | Apr 9, 2018

Police answering a call of a suspicious vehicle near Cape Coral Elementary School made a drug-elated arrest after they found methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Sean Christopher Russette, 24, of 2122 Aldridge Avenue, Fort Myers, was charged Saturday with possession of amphetamine with intent to sell within 1,000 ft of school, and possession/transportation of drug paraphernalia, police said.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, the arrest took place after officers responded to a 7:30 a.m. suspicious vehicle call to the 4500 block of Southeast 14th Avenue, not far from Cape Coral Elementary School.

“The vehicle was located and two men immediately jumped out of the vehicle to greet officers, appearing nervous,” the CCPD said in a release, adding that man that vacated the driver’s seat was identified as Sean Russette. “During the course of speaking with the two men, officers could see a clear baggie with a white substance sitting on the driver’s seat in plain view through the vehicle window.”

They detained both men and then found “a pipe on Russette’s person as well as syringes and scales with residue on them in the vehicle,” the release states. “The residue field tested positive for methamphetamine.”

Russette was taken to the Lee County Jail.

Bond was set at $60,000, total.

According to jail records, Russette was released on bond on Sunday.

Source: CCPD