Suspected crack dealer arrested in Punta Gorda
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County Narcotics detectives arrested a suspected crack cocaine dealer in an undercover drug buy Thursday afternoon south of Punta Gorda.
Johnny Ramone Lloyd is charged with of Sale and Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting an Officer.
Detectives made phone contact to purchase drugs, setting up a location off I-75/Exit-161 near the intersection of Jones Loop Road and Knights Drive. At 2:15 p.m. Lloyd met with the undercover detective and money was exchanged for the crack. Once the deal was completed other Narcotics detectives and the Street Crimes Unit moved in and arrested Lloyd.
Detectives said Lloyd began pulling away from them and appeared to be grabbing for something from his pants pocket or waist band; he was taken down to the ground and refused to comply. Officers fearing Lloyd was attempting to get a weapon used a Taser to gain compliance and handcuffed him.