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 September 2nd, 2008  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces seizure of $9,600 worth of MDMA, arrest of illegal alien drug dealer
St. Lucie County narcotics investigators have arrested a Jamaican drug dealer and seized more than $9,600 worth of “Ecstasy” and an expensive late model Range Rover, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

“This investigation took 484 MDMA pills off the street and resulted in the arrest of an admitted illegal alien from Jamaica, plus the seizure of his 2005 Range Rover,” Sheriff Mascara said. “We will continue to aggressively target drug dealers throughout St. Lucie County.”

Gavin Douglas, 35 (DOB 4/3/73), of 962 S.W. Haas Avenue, Port St. Lucie, is being held without bond at the St. Lucie County jail following his arrest Friday for trafficking in MDMA (Ecstasy), possession of MDMA with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA, and two counts of possession of marijuana.

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have placed a ‘hold’ on Mr. Douglas,” who told Sheriff’s detectives he was illegally in the United States,” Sheriff Mascara said.

The investigation that led to the arrest also involved the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

When Sheriff’s detectives stopped him Friday in a Ford pickup truck, they smelled an odor of marijuana from inside the truck. A Sheriff’s drug-detection dog alerted to the driver’s side door, where deputies found 484 MDMA pills. After serving a search warrant at his home in Port St. Lucie, they seized his 2005 Range Rover, Sheriff Mascara said.

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