Monday, March 3, 2008

EN Man Gets 9 Years Prison On Cocaine Charges

A judge sentenced an East Naples man to prison Monday on charges he sold cocaine to undercover Collier County sheriff’s investigators last year.

David Ray McCormick, 43, 3056 Van Buren Ave., pleaded no contest to two counts of sale of cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell.

In exchange for his plea, Collier County Circuit Judge Fred Hardt adjudicated McCormick guilty on all counts and sentenced him as a habitual felony offender to nine years in state prison on the cocaine sales charges.

McCormick received a concurrent nine-year sentence on the cocaine possession charges.
Reports say that McCormick purchased $50 worth of cocaine from undercover investigators on two separate occasions in March 2007.

McCormick is a documented career criminal in Collier County.

His felony history in Collier dates back to 1983, when he was convicted of grand theft.

His most recent release from a Florida prison was on Dec. 20, 2006, after completing a four-year sentence for grand theft auto out of Columbia County, Fla.