Woman's Tragic Death Unearths Drug Trafficking Network, SWAT Team at the Forefront of Arrest (1)

Woman’s Tragic Death Unearths Drug Trafficking Network, SWAT Team at the Forefront of Arrest

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department reported an arrest on Wednesday stemming from an initial death investigation in April.

With the assistance of SWAT, George C. Sapp was apprehended and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute.

The warrant for Sapp’s arrest originally emerged from a death inquiry. On April 6, 2023, officers were summoned to Baptist Medical Center Beaches after Sapp brought a deceased woman, identified as Charity Hundley, to the emergency room. She was discovered in the rear storage section of his SUV at the hospital.

According to a police report, the victim was unclothed, and her body was cold and rigid, indicating the onset of rigor mortis.

In a subsequent statement, Sapp informed the police that he had taken Hundley on a boat trip at the North Florida Yacht Club and Marina the previous day.

He stated that he provided her with half a pill, and at some point, they returned to the marina. Surveillance footage obtained by the police depicted Hundley relying on Sapp for support as they disembarked from the boat.

While much of the police report has been redacted, Sapp did inform the authorities that he transported the victim to his detached garage, which is separate from his apartment.

He stated that he set up two air mattresses and a pillow around 8:30 p.m.

Sapp mentioned later that, when he didn’t receive a text message from Hundley, he went to check on her in the garage.

This is when he informed the police that he found her deceased and took her to the hospital. Sapp also noted that he placed a windshield cover over the deceased body during the trip to the emergency room.

Additional footage obtained by the police revealed that on Thursday, April 6, Sapp left his residence. According to the arrest report, he drove to Beaches Energy to pay his electric bill before returning home.

As per the arrest report, “The video shows the suspect leaving, taking the victim to the hospital and when he arrives at the hospital.”

In April, during his first interview, the police checked a black bag Sapp had with him. Inside, they discovered cash, earbuds, a pill bottle containing pills, a half pill, and brass knuckles.

The pills tested positive for Percocet/Oxycodone, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. According to a medical examiner’s findings, Hundley died from a “combined drug intoxication of Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Ethanol (alcohol).”

On Wednesday, when Sapp was arrested at The Greens Way in Jacksonville Beach, the police discovered a 9MM handgun and a .22 caliber revolver. His bail has been set at $150,000.