Published: Mar 08, 2011 4:30 PM EST
Updated: Mar 08, 2011 1:31 PM EST

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives arrested Neil Gregory Hoyte, aka “Red,” 31, of  Port Charlotte, following three Crack Cocaine purchases.

Detectives made the three undercover purchases totaling five grams of Crack Cocaine on Feb. 15, Feb. 17, and March 7, all at the same location in Port Charlotte.

Following the exchange on March 7, Hoyte drove off in his black BMW and was stopped by other detectives and arrested.

Detective seized cash and started procedures of forfeiture on the BMW.

Hoyte was transported to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with three counts of felony Sale and Delivery of Crack Cocaine, three felony counts of Possession of Crack Cocaine, three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and one count of Possession of Marijuana.

Hoyte posted a $19,000 bond and was released.

If you have information about illegal drug activity, please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).