A Florida woman arrested for allegedly running a drug flop house, charged people an entry fee they had to pay for with narcotics, according to police.
Danielle Baggett, 37, was arrested on April 11 and charged with running a nuisance dwelling after Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies responded to seven overdoses, including her own, according to a police statement.
Police started keeping a close eye on Baggett’s home at 4502 S. Lockwood Ridge Road last year.
Since August 2016, the sheriff’s office responded to the home ’33 times for several reasons including drug arrests, wanted persons, and disputes’.
Deputies were dispatched to the home for seven separate heroin or fentanyl overdoses.
Baggett was at the house each time deputies would respond and resuscitate them.
One victim said he was dragged from the house and left in the front yard as he was overdosing, according to the Bradenton Herald.
In the month of March, three of the overdoses occurred over three consecutive days, according to police.
While interviewing residents, several described the home as a ‘drug flop house’, where Baggett allowed people to stay in exchange for drugs.
An affidavit says Baggett assured deputies she was trying to ‘clean up’ illegal activities at the house. But the overdoses continued.
Since August 2016, the sheriff’s office responded to the home (pictured) ’33 times for several reasons including drug overdoses, wanted persons, and disputes’. An affidavit says victims told investigators Baggett created an environment ‘for everyone to get high’
The affidavit says victims told investigators Baggett created an environment ‘for everyone to get high’.
Baggett was charged with a single count of maintaining a nuisance dwelling, a felony charge that carries a $1,500 bond.
She bonded out of jail the next day.
Baggett has been arrested in the past for marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession, dealing in stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities said an investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.