Man arrested on drug charges

A 45-year-old Rockland Key, Florida man was arrested Tuesday for possessing fentanyl. 

Peter Micheal Basara was charged with possession with intent to sell fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, driving a motorcycle without registration, and failure to register as a convicted felon.  

Basara was riding a Honda motorcycle near 60th Street in Marathon at approximately 9 p.m. with no working taillight. He was stopped and did not have a driver’s license and the motorcycle was unregistered. Basara also had previous convictions out-of-state for burglary and assault and failed to register in Monroe County as a convicted felon.

Approximately 2.4 grams of fentanyl total was found in separately wrapped baggies during a search of the motorcycle.

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