Guilty Verdict in Drug Case

James Matthew Danahy, 50, of Englewood, was found guilty as charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine 14 Grams or More and Possession of Paraphernalia. The jury
returned the guilty verdict this afternoon following a trial in Charlotte County.

In March 2020, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about the location of an individual with a warrant. Deputies went to the Englewood address and while in the home, saw drugs and paraphernalia in open view in the bedroom of the defendant.

The items included a bag of methamphetamine, loaded syringes, which had a liquid form of meth inside, and a digital scale. Danahy was then arrested. The person with the warrant was also located at the residence and taken into custody.

Assistant State Attorney Chris Stone and Assistant State Attorney Caitlin Sorenson prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for May 10th.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office