An accused Ecstasy dealer known as "Super Dave" who has already served five stints in Florida prisons has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
David Shawn Poindexter, 46, of the 1220 block of Watson Street, was indicted Dec. 20 on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
He faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in federal prison if convicted on those counts.
Poindexter's arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Lurana Snow has been tentatively scheduled for Jan. 6 in Key West, according to court records.
Poindexter, who was arrested earlier this month by Key West police on cocaine charges, is currently facing both state and federal drug charges, but Monroe County Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson said he expects the state charges will be dropped in light of the larger federal case.
The defense attorney for Poindexter, Richard Wunsch of Key West, has declined to comment on both pending cases.
In the most recent case, Poindexter admitted to investigators that he sold "thousands of tablets of MDMA (Ecstasy) over the last several months," records state.
In all, local and federal authorities seized about 6 ounces of cocaine and 1,464 tablets of Ecstasy from his home, as well as from his employer's business, Island Safari Rentals at 424 Greene St., according to federal court records.
Poindexter reportedly told agents with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations that 1.4 grams of cocaine, 3 Valium pills and 878 tablets of Ecstasy found at the rental shop were his, as well as 167 grams of cocaine and 586 Ecstasy pills later found at his Watson Street home.
The case began when Key West police used an undercover informant to make two small, $100 buys of cocaine -- 1 gram and a second for 1.7 grams -- from Poindexter while he worked at the rental shop, according to federal court records.
Poindexter has been in and out of Florida prisons since 1987, mostly on break-in convictions, with his most recent stint being a five-year stay from 2002 to 2007 on a burglary charge out of Volusia County, according to Department of Corrections records.
He is being held at Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island under no bail.