Shawn Edward Malsky, 52, of Punta Gorda, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for one count of
Sale or Delivery of a Controlled Substance as a Habitual Felony Offender and 15 years in prison
for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell. He received credit time served for
one count of Possession of Paraphernalia.
Malsky was found guilty by a jury in Charlotte County on April 6, 2021. The crimes occurred in
January 2020, when the defendant sold methadone pills to a confidential informant. The sale was
on video. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation.
Malsky had just completed a 16-year prison sentence, three months prior to his new arrest.
Assistant State Attorney Scott Patterson prosecuted the case.
State Attorney’s Office