Florida man, Dylan Roy, caught with drugs, gun two hours after striking plea deal

A Florida man who just two hours earlier had accepted a plea deal for firing a gun outside of a bar in 2021 found himself arrested anew, this time on numerous drug charges.

Dylan Roy, 28, of Punta Gorda, was first arrested in September 2021 for allegedly aiming a gun at someone outside of a Port Charlotte watering hole, Gatorz Bar. He was facing multiple charges for the incident including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and violation of probation. He was also charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

According to court records, Roy entered a no-contest plea for discharging the firearm from his car and in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop his aggravated assault charge.

Only two hours after the plea deal, Roy ran a red light in front of an occupied squad car. Deputies smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and Roy admitted he had a medical marijuana card but it had expired. After consenting to a search, officers said they found:

* Over 50 grams of marijuana

* Over 8 grams of fentanyl

* A handgun

* Drug paraphernalia

Roy is now charged with trafficking in fentanyl, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, marijuana in excess of 20 grams, drug paraphernalia possession and corruption by threat against a public servant.

Given the incident on Nov. 20, prosecutors have reopened the 2021 case since he violated the terms of his agreement.

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