Port Charlotte felon arrested after reporting firearm stolen
FOX 4 Staff
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies arrested a 47-year-old Port Charlotte man after he called the Sheriff's Office to report a firearm he owned was stolen.
It turns out Jimmy Dewayne Whipple is a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms.
Deputies went to Whipple's home Tuesday morning in the 2100 block of Elkcam Boulevard and when they arrived at his home they spotted several items including a smoking pipe, a grinder, a green container and four small smoked ‘joints’ on a coffee table in the house. The grinder contained a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana. They also found a pill bottle that contained a drug for which Whipple did not have a prescription.
Whipple was arrested on charges of possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of drugs without a prescription.