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CCPD: Man with long criminal history arrested again

By Staff | Feb 1, 2012

A Cape Coral man with more than 50 arrests on his criminal record was picked up again Tuesday during an undercover narcotics operation.

Shawn Patrick Dickson, 39, of 1017 S.E. 44th St., was charged with one count each of drug equipment possess and or use, drugs possess controlled substance without prescription, drugs health or safety possess harmful new legend drug without prescription and cocaine sell.

He also was charged with three counts of cocaine possess, four counts of drug equipment possess and or use and one count each of carrying concealed weapon electric weapon or device and knowingly drive while license suspended revoked.

As of Wednesday, Dickson remained at the Lee County Jail on no bond.

According to police, Cape detectives conducted the operation in the parking lot of the Shell at 4403 Del Prado Blvd. S. Police and a confidential informant reportedly purchased a pre-arranged amount of crack cocaine from Dickson.

Upon the completion of the sale, officers took Dickson into custody.

He has a court appearance scheduled for March 5.

Dickson, who was released from prison in August, is a repeat criminal offender who has had more than 50 arrests since age 18, police reported. The arrests include drug violations, burglary, aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, carrying a concealed weapon and more.

“These arrests directly impact the quality of life for Cape residents,” Lt. Tony Sizemore, spokesman for the CCPD, wrote in a prepared statement.

“Here we had a suspect with a violent, lengthy criminal history, selling crack cocaine at a convenience store in the busiest part of the city,” he said. “This neighborhood is without a doubt safer today as a result of our detectives’ work.”