Christy Daniel Cugini Jr. has been found guilty as charged of Trafficking in Illegal Drugs – 25 Grams or More (Oxycodone), Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a
Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Tramadol). The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday evening following a two-day trial in Collier County.
On January 29, 2021, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about possible criminal activity at a residence. Their investigation led to the identification of the defendant and his home address.
On March 30, 2021, a search warrant was executed by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Bureau and Special Crimes Bureau. The defendant was in the home and was detained.
During the search, narcotics and drug paraphernalia were located, including a duffle bag containing marijuana and numerous prescription drug bottles in other people’s names.
The walk-in closet of the bedroom required a passcode to enter. The defendant provided the code and inside was a safe containing trafficking amounts of drugs and more than $20,000 in cash.
Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for June 2, 2023.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office