Gainesville man arrested on sealed federal warrant and charged with selling drugs


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Charles Strange, Jr., 48, was arrested late last night on a sealed federal warrant; a search incident to arrest also led to charges of possession of trafficking quantities of MDMA and possession of cocaine with intent to sell.

At about 11:40 p.m. last night, an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a car driven by Strange after receiving an alert that the owner of the vehicle had a sealed federal warrant for his arrest. After Strange was taken into custody, a search incident to arrest reportedly produced 5.6 grams of cocaine and 10.9 grams of MDMA, both packaged for distribution.

Strange has previously served a 108-month federal prison sentence for selling cocaine and was arrested last July for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon; he was released on $10,000 bail, and no further events appear in court records for that case. Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

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  • “A sealed federal arrest warrant” Wow….. I didn’t think the Feds were interested in crimes that affect the average Joe because the unusual Joe in DC is so damn busy trying to put his political opponents in jail?

  • Incredible, why was he out of jail?
    We need to hold those responsible for putting him out on the streets!
    WOKE DA’s are destroying our communities.

    • All B.S why should they be able to own a gun after they have served their time for the crime?

    • Why shouldn’t they be able to own a gun after they have served their sentence for the crime?

        • His inquiry was regrading the basis of the law itself. But keep up being a spineless follower.

          • 😂 No reason to regrade. Statistics, especially in Gainesville, show that many criminals are likely to commit more crimes.
            They could put those statistics to the test and put the guy with the panty fetish in a home next to yours though. You just need to get them out of a wad first.

      • Because he’s a convicted felon. Convicted felons can’t have guns.
        The guy is a bad guy….he could not pass a background check.

  • Since even federal courts and prisons aren’t correcting the problem, we need to export the industry to Haiti, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo — and let El Salvador manage them.

  • Arrested for possession of a firearm, released on $10,000 bond ($1,000) NO FURTHER COURT ACTION. So, they took the 10% and turned him loose again.

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