Suspect faces drug charges after selling to an undercover detective

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Mugshot of Roshard Reid, 27. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)
Mugshot of Roshard Reid, 27. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office)

A Tampa man was arrested after several drug transactions with a Charlotte County detective Wednesday.

The suspect, Roshard Reid, 27, faces four counts of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, four counts of Possession of Cocaine, four counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Opium or Derivative with Intent to Sell, Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription and Possession of <20 grams Marijuana.

Narcotics detectives first made contact with Roshard Reid last year in June, when he met with an undercover detective to sell the detective crack cocaine, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office press release states. He returned to Charlotte County in July 2018 and again in January 2019 for additional crack cocaine transactions.

On Wednesday, arrangements were made between Reid and the detectives for a larger transaction of cocaine and Percocet tablets, per the press release. Reid delivered 27.7 grams of cocaine and 13 Percocet tablets to the undercover detectives. Shortly after completing the transaction, Reid was arrested. Marijuana was located in his vehicle, as well as a firearm.

Reid is in Charlotte County Jail.

“This arrest should serve as an example to dealers who seek to enter Charlotte County to sell dangerous drugs,” said CCSO Sheriff Bill Prummell. “If you come here to commit a crime, you will be arrested.”

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