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Drug dealer charged in overdose death in Charlotte County

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 18:51:18-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging 35-year-old Jamil Mahshie with murder and other drug charges.

According to the report, on April 24, 2021, Mahshie arranged to meet up with a victim providing controlled substances.

The drug deal was done on Mahshie’s driveway around 4:30 AM in Port Charlotte. The victim was found dead later that day; The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Overdose Unite began an investigation.

According to a previous article on April 28, 2021, Mahshie reportedly hopped on an electric skateboard and left home with a warrant in his hands. As deputies arranged a traffic stop, Mahshie allegedly jumped on foot to run, and it wasn't long before deputies caught him, detained him, and tased him according to the report.

As deputies arrested him, he had nine individually packaged bags of fentanyl and over $13,000 in cash.

"I want this case to thank members of the Charlotte County Grand Jury for their time and their attention to the case. I also want to thank the Charlotte County Sheriff's office for its investigation and commitment to investigating drug overdose deaths. If you sell or distribute fentanyl to a user who dies in the 20th Judicial Circuit, our law enforcement agencies will investigate you and, when the evidence supports it, the State Attorney's Office will prosecute you."
State Attorney Amira Fox

Mahshie’s charges on March 29, 2022:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Unlawful Distribution of Fentanyl
  • Sale or Delivery of unlawful use of a two-way Communication Device