Accused gang member refuses to leave cell for drug arraignment in Naples
One half of a couple that Naples Police arrested, accused of drug trafficking, refused to show up for his first court appearance Tuesday.
Timothy B. Hickman, 35, a documented gang members, and Stephani Tompkins, 32 face charges of methamphetamine trafficking 28g-200g.
Tompkins faces additional charges of cocaine possession, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Hickman, out on bond after pleading no contest to drug possession charges in September, faces charges of cocaine trafficking 200 to 400 grams, heroin trafficking of more than 28 grams, two counts of possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance, two counts of possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hickman has a history of violence and resisting arrest, according to his arrest report.
Around 7 p.m. Monday, police officers were dispatched to a vehicle parked in a vacant lot at the end of Sandpiper Street in Naples.Tompkins claimed that the couple was fishing, however, police didn't observe fishing equipment in the car, the arrest report says.
When asked for identification, Tompkins appeared hesitant and said she was not sure if she had it on her, the arrest report states. Officers then observed a small camouflage backpack on her lap with a clear container that appeared to contain a baggie of methamphetamine, the arrest report indicates.
When asked about the contents of the backpack, Tompkins threw the bag into the rear of the car, and the plastic container filled with methamphetamine fell to the floor. Officers searched the car and booked the couple into Naples Jail.
Officers said a gray backpack belonging to Hickman containing:
- 226.8 grams of cocaine (about half a pound or 8 ounces.)
- 58.3 grams of methamphetamine (roughly 2 ounces)
- 66.4 grams of heroin (2.3 ounces)
- 30 20mg amphetamine pills
- Nine oxycodone pills
- 75 2mg Xanax pills
Hickman and Tompkins were to appear at their first hearings at the Collier County Courthouse at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the public defender's office, Hickman verbally refused to leave his cell. Judge Michael Brown revoked his bond on his previous drug arrest, and ordered him to be held on $215,000 bond.
Tompkins appeared with her private attorney and her bond was set at $100,000.
A felony arraignment has been scheduled for Nov. 29.