Friday, March 7, 2008

Heroin Arrest

A man was arrested Thursday after deputies say he threw a sock filled with heroin out a car window onto a street in North Naples.

Christopher Donald Starling, 32, 3091 64th St. S.W., Golden Gate, was charged with heroin trafficking.

Reports say Starling was a passenger in a tan Jeep Liberty that failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 66th Street Southwest and Golden Gate Parkway. Deputies in a patrol car followed the Jeep west on Golden Gate Parkway, turning left onto Livingston Road.

Deputies activated their lights and sirens at the intersection of Livingston Road and Market Avenue. As the Jeep turned right onto Market Avenue, Starling stuck his right arm out of the front passenger window and dropped a black object onto the road as the Jeep came to a stop.

Deputies collected the object, which turned out to be a sock which contained a pill container with a large amount of heroin inside and two syringes and needles.

Deputies also arrested the driver of the Jeep, Richard Lance Horton of Riverview, Fla., on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of failing to register as a convicted felon.