March 9, 2011

Stock Island man arrested for sale of cocaine

Stock Island – The Sheriff's Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Special Investigations Detectives served a search warrant at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Detectives served the warrant on Stock Island at Waters Edge Trailer Park, Lot 21. Inside the residence the SWAT Team located 26 year old Ricardo Manso. A search of the residence turns up 11.1 grams of crack cocaine and 8 Oxycontin pills. Detectives also seized $1,559.00 in cash, believed to be possible drug proceeds.

Prior to the search warrant, undercover operatives had purchased cocaine from Mancuso on several occasions. Manso was charged with four counts sale of cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was booked into the Key West Jail.

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