An Oneco man is facing charges of trafficking cocaine after 44 grams were found in the GMC Yukon he was driving, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Renardo Bundrage, 48, was arrested Thursday and charged with trafficking cocaine. He is being held at the Manatee County jail on a $20,000 bond. Bundrage, however, is not allowed to post bond until a Nebbia hearing is held to establish that any money that would be used for bond wouldn’t come from illegal or illicit means, according to court records.
If Bundrage does post bond, a judge also ordered him into the supervised release program, which includes a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and random drug testing.
At 9:50 p.m. Thursday, a deputy stopped Bundrage when he failed to stop at a stop sign in the GMC Yukon he was driving, according to an arrest report. A sheriff’s office K-9 was brought to the traffic stop and alerted deputies of probable cause to search the SUV during a walk around.
Deputies reportedly found three plastic bags with a white powdery substance in the Yukon’s center console. The substance was tested at the scene and tested positive for cocaine. The suspected cocaine weighed 44 grams, the report states.
Bundrage has no recent criminal history, but his prior arrests include a 1989 possession of cocaine charge for which his conviction was withheld but he served 12 months probation, and a 1997 sale of cocaine charge that was later dropped. He also has prior convictions for criminal mischief, violation of probation and misdemeanor battery.