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Man trapped in Naples portable toilet charged with multiple drug counts

Naples Daily News logo Naples Daily News 3/22/2022 Tomas Rodriguez, Naples Daily News

A "suspicious person" screaming from a portable toilet in Naples led Collier County deputies straight to a suspected drug user, reports indicate.

A caller told a dispatcher someone was screaming in pain or distress at what appears to be a warehouse surrounded by several construction tents. 

Deputies arrived at the 3412 block of Seagrape Avenue where they rescued the man, later identified as 34-year-old James Gousse, from a portable toilet after his foot became wedged under the door. Jail records did not list an address for Gousse.

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According to an arrest report, when deputies asked Gousse to step outside, they found a small bag containing a white powdery substance; a syringe; a band of cards containing Gousse's ID and a debit card; and a medium-sized clear bag containing other smaller bags.

The smaller bags contained a blue bottle cap along with small pieces of cotton, according to the arrest report.

Deputies later identified the substance as .05 grams of fentanyl. 

Gousse faces two counts — possession of a controlled substance and drug possession or use.

Bond was not set Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.

Gousse's next court appearance is scheduled April 11.

Tomas Rodriguez is a Breaking/Live News Reporter for The News-Press and the Naples Daily News. You can reach Tomas at or 772-333-5501. Follow him on Twitter @TomasFRoBeltran.

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