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At about 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, a Key Biscayne police officer was patrolling in the 100 block of Harbor Drive and ran a vehicle tag search for the vehicle in front of him, according to a news release. The officer discovered the driver’s license was suspended and stopped the vehicle at 160 Harbor Drive – in front of the Crossbridge Church and preschool.

When he approached the driver – later identified as Oliver Riley Holsing – he immediately admitted that his driver’s license was suspended. 

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Holsing, of Miami, was arrested and charged with one count of driving with a suspended license with knowledge and five counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church. 

Before having the car towed from the scene, officers searched the car to create an inventory of the contents and found controlled substances including: 96.9 grams of suspect marijuana, 7.8 grams of suspect Cocaine, 33 Xanax Pills, 18 morphine Pills and two tin foil sheets with black tar Heroin.

“The Key Biscayne Police Department remains vigilant and steadfast in protecting our safe community,” Police Chief Frank Sousa said in Friday’s news release. “Our officers will continue their daily efforts to keep the secure environment we are accustomed to living in.”

This image provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Oliver Riley Holsing, Aug. 31, 2022. (Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department via KBI)

Holsing, 28, was booked into Turner Guilford Knight jail where he is being held on bonds of $23,500 in total. He pleaded not guilty, court records showed. A message to his attorney was not returned. Arraignment is set later this month. 

At the time of his arrest, Holsing was out on bond on felony drugs charges including possession of cocaine, possession, selling, manufacturing or delivering of synthetic narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, records showed. 

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Jessica De Leon is a general assignment reporter at the Key Biscayne Independent.

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Jessica De Leon is a general assignment reporter at the Key Biscayne Independent.