Orlando men face drug charges

Gannett Florida staff report

HOLT — Two Orlando men were arrested Saturday on multiple drug charges.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was patrolling Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa County about 5:30 p.m, when he clocked a car driving 35 mph above the speed limit, according to a new release from the FHP.

The release said the vehicle was stopped near Holt, where the driver was identified as Ian Simmons and his passenger as Joshua Reinhardt. Both were 34-year-old Orlando residents.

The trooper discovered that Reinhardt had an active felony warrant for violation of probation in Orange County.

After a Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene to assist, sheriff’s K-9 Prince alerted to drugs in the car. A search revealed about 75 grams of methamphetamine, 1.36 kilograms of GHB, 1 gram of cocaine, 3.6 grams of fentanyl, 15 MDMA tablets and drug paraphernalia.

Simmons and Reinhardt were arrested and taken to the Santa Rosa County Jail. They were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking GHB, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.