Cops: Man was walking pharmacy

November 23, 2013 

John Poindexter faces several felony drug counts.

A Key West man arrested Nov. 4 for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and Ecstasy admitted to investigators he sold "thousands of tablets" of Ecstasy "over the last several months," according to a federal report.

David "Super Dave" Poindexter, 46, is charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine or a cocaine mixture and possession of phenethylamines.

Poindexter, who lists his job as sales, is familiar with law enforcement, having been arrested by Key West police six times since 2010 on charges ranging from driving under the influence to felony assault, according to Monroe County Sheriff's Office records.

Based on a criminal complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Miami, city police received a tip about Poindexter's alleged drug activity on Oct. 10 from Todd Blyth, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Blyth wrote that on Oct. 22, a confidential informant bought two grams of cocaine from Poindexter for $100, then repeated the transaction the next day.

On Nov. 4, police showed up at Poindexter's job with Island Safari Rentals at 424 Greene St. and arrested him. Police say when arrested, he had 24.4 grams of cocaine and $1,431.

After searching the business, police found another 1.4 grams of cocaine, three Valiums and 878 tablets of MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy. At Poindexter's Watson Street house, police found another 166.6 grams of cocaine and another 586 ecstasy tabs.

"Poindexter admitted to selling thousands of tablets of MDMA over the last several months," Blyth wrote in his federal complaint.

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