Port Charlotte man sentenced to 10 years prison for drug trafficking

Daniel Roy Carter, 49.

A Port Charlotte man was sentenced to prison on drug trafficking charges Tuesday.

Daniel Roy Carter, 49,  was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 5 years of probation, for trafficking in amphetamine 28 grams – 200 grams.

He was also sentenced to five years in prison for transportation of drug paraphernalia. The charges are to be served concurrently. He was also given a $100 thousand fine. He
must also pay court costs and the cost of prosecution.

Carter made a plea straight to the court. A defendant can give up their right to a jury trial and plea to the court for sentencing. This is not a plea agreement.

He was arrested by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on July 26, 2020, following a traffic stop.

Carter was driving a large rental van and was speeding on I-75 and then rolled through a stop sign. The traffic stop was conducted and during a search of the van, baggies were found containing methamphetamine. He was then taken into custody.

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