2 brothers arrested in Charlotte County for drug dealing
INGLEWOOD, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies arrested two Englewood East brothers on numerous drug dealing charges.
31-year-old Matthew Robert Werman and 27-year-old Mark Anthony Werman both face multiple charges for selling prescription drugs such as Oxycodone and Dilaudid. Matthew also faced additional charges for trafficking drugs while armed.
A tipster led deputies to the brothers outside a restaurant. Mark Werman saw patrol cars coming, got out of his truck and began to walk away at a fast pace. Deputies stopped him and also made contact with his brother, the driver, Matthew Werman and a woman in the pickup. Deputies saw Matthew close the center console after putting something inside. He was asked if there were any weapons in the pickup and he said there was a loaded .380 in the center console. The handgun was located and secured.
Deputies were told that charges were outstanding for Mark Werman for an Aug. 27 undercover drug buy of Oxycodone and Dilaudid pills; he was then arrested. A search of Mark located a pill bottle in his front pocket and another bottle in his underwear containing Oxycodone pills.
Deputies asked Matthew if there was anything in the pickup that included knives, weapons, drugs or money to which he replied “no” and they could search. Deputies found several knives in the driver side door panel; Matthew said they were for “hunting.” A black nylon bag was found in the console containing seven pill bottles containing Oxycodone, Hydromorphone and Diazepam, plus Ibuprofen and Codine. Next to the gun and nylon bag deputies located a wad of cash held by a rubber band totaling $350.
Matthew Werman remains in jail on $132,000 bond. His brother Mark also remains in jail on $58,000 bond.