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Clearwater Police Arrest Man On Multiple Drug Charges

10/17/2013 3:10:17 PM

Contact: Rob Shaw

Oct. 17, 2013

Clearwater Police Arrest Man On Multiple Drug Charges

Clearwater Police have charged a teenager with multiple felonies related to the sale and possession of MDMA.

Joseph DeSalle, 18, was arrested Wednesday evening at his residence at 2060 N.

Betty Lane after an investigation that began in August.

DeSalle is accused of selling guns and MDMA, which is often known by the more common street names of Molly or Ecstacy, out of the Clearwater house.

Police seized 131 grams of MDMA and two grams of cocaine that DeSalle had on him when he was arrested about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. He also was carrying a 9 mm handgun and 17 hollow-point rounds of ammunition.

An additional 57 grams of MDMA and another 9 mm semiautomatic weapon were found inside the duplex.

DeSalle faces two counts of armed trafficking in MDMA, three counts of trafficking in MDMA, two counts of sale and possession of MDMA and one count of possession of cocaine.

He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail.


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