Gang member arrested in Collier County for drug trafficking

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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Fort Myers man has been arrested after a vehicle pursuit resulted in the discovery of weapons and drugs.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull Joshua Frederick Basham, 27, over a traffic offense around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Basham refused to stop and later crashed into a water-filled ditch. He attempted to run away.

Deputies quickly caught Basham as he tried to scale a nearby fence.

“Our deputies took a dangerous felon into custody and removed a significant amount of deadly narcotics from our community,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “This was an outstanding arrest that ensures the safety of our residents.”

Deputies said Basham had $2,696 cash on him. They also found a Bible with his name written on it and five cell phones inside the Lexus. Basham also had enough fentanyl to kill nearly 200,000 people.

Basham faces a long list of felony charges including fentanyl trafficking, heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, and possession of a firearm.

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