ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Overdose Leads To Search Warrant And Child Neglect Charges in Port Charlotte

Overdose Leads To Search Warrant And Child Neglect Charges in Port Charlotte
Melodie D. Bynum, 62, was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with possession of firearm ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon, child neglect without great bodily harm, and an out of county warrant from Orange County.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – On August 7, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was called in reference to an overdose occurring at 805 Biscayne Drive in Port Charlotte. Once on scene, the victim was found unresponsive in a bedroom. Narcan was administered and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital and will survive.

Contact was made with the renter, identified as Melodie D. Bynum, 62, and while inside the bedroom, deputies observed a loaded AR-15 inside a closet on the floor within reach of the children inside the home. In the kitchen, members also observed two loaded magazines, a bag of loose ammunition, and a smoking bong on the kitchen table.

After executing a search warrant of the home, members of the the narcotics unit located paper ledgers consistent with narcotic sales, additional ammunition of differing caliber, and brass knuckles inside the kitchen. Within the living room, more ammunition was located to include magazines containing 40 rounds, two firearms, and another bag of over 130 rounds of loose ammunition.

Within the laundry room, members located a cooler containing over $11,400 dollars organized in $1,000 bundles consistent with narcotic sales. In another bedroom, members located $500 in cash, another loaded handgun, as well as 10.3 grams of Cocaine. The cocaine is believed to be the custody of another individual residing in the home who was not present at the time.


FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: GET ONLY 'FEATURED' STORIES BY EMAIL

Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.
 

At the time of the overdose, 3 small children, 5-years of age and younger were entering and exiting the room observing the overdose and with direct access to the above mentioned items. It should be noted that both adult residents within the home are convicted felons with previous narcotics related charges.

The Department of Children and Families were contacted and placed the children into custody of another family member. Melodie N. Bynum was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with possession of firearm ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon, child neglect without great bodily harm, and an out of county warrant from Orange County. At this time, Bynum is being held with no bond for the out of county warrant.


Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to corrections@publishedreporter.com and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)