Suspect Arrested for Drug Sales After Several Transactions with Undercover Detectives

A Tampa man is in custody today at the Charlotte County Jail following a Wednesday arrest for drug sales in Charlotte County. Roshard Reid (DOB 6/13/91) was arrested by detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit during a drug transaction with an undercover detective. The investigation began last June after Reid sold crack cocaine to an undercover detective and returned for additional sales in July and January.

Roshard Reid

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. 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. 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.

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

Roshard Reid was arrested on charges stemming from all four drug transactions he conducted with undercover detectives. The charges are listed below.

  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell (4 Counts)
  • Possession of Cocaine (4 Counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4 Counts)
  • Possession of Opium or Derivative with Intent to Sell
  • Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription
  • Possession of <20 grams Marijuana

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