Pit Bull Bites SWAT Officer in Drug Raid
North Port, FL - Animal control officials are looking for a pit bull that bit a SWAT team member during a drug raid in which two were arrested and $35,000 cash was found. The SWAT member was treated by EMS on the scene and released, but the dog escaped.
Holly Marie Gock, 30 of North Port, and Amber Battle of Port Charlotte were arrested at 257 Lomond Drive on Wednesday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said. DEA agents went to the house with a county SWAT team, narcotics officers, traffic officers and K-9s. Detectives found 33.3 grams of cocaine, 11.5 grams of crack, an electronic scale, plastic baggies and cash. Officers also confiscated a Ford Mustang convertible and a Cadillac Escalade.
Gock was transported to the Charlotte County Jail by sheriff’s office detectives and DEA agents took Battle to the Lee County Jail in Fort Myers to be federally charged. Gock was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Gock was recently released from prison (November 2007) where she was serving time for possession of cocaine.