Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

David Julian Redding, 43, of Immokalee, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison, for three counts of Possession with Intent to Sell, and one count each of Sale of Cocaine, and Resisting an Officer without Violence. The defendant did an open plea to the court, giving up his right to a jury trial. This is not a plea agreement.

Between February 24, 2021, and March 5, 2021, the defendant was captured during law enforcement surveillance conducting illegal narcotic transactions, selling crack cocaine. The surveillance was part of an operation by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Bureau. The focus was on a one block radius of Immokalee, around the 300 block of South 2nd Street, due to
frequent drug activity.

Following the sales, law enforcement approached the defendant to place him under arrest. He immediately started to run and after a brief foot pursuit, was apprehended. He continued to resist law enforcement while being placed in handcuffs.

After being searched, deputies found dozens of small baggies of crack rock, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, and Eutylone, the defendant had on him. They also retrieved a container with
more than 100 additional crack rocks, not packaged in baggies.

Assistant State Attorney Brock Frazier prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office