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Narcotics Search Leads to Arrests of Homeowner and Man Charged with Selling Bath Salts

Indian River Drug Arrest

Help from an Indian River Drug Arrest Lawyer

In the Indian River County area of Florida, a recent narcotics investigation conducted by police resulted in three people being arrested. One of those individuals was a man who was believed to be selling bath salts. The homeowner reported to the police that he knew that his home was being used to sell drugs.

The Special Operations Unit of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office performed the drug search on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4:40 PM at the home located at the 200 block of 36th Avenue, according to the arrest records.

Prior to the raid, the police discovered that a man who was identified for previously selling drugs to officers who went undercover was selling controlled substances from his residence. The police had active arrest warrants and eventually went to the address to perform their search.

The man, who is 28 years old, was arrested on a warrant that charged him with selling and possessing a controlled substance. The substance in question was MDPV, which is also more commonly known as bath salts. According to the arrest affidavit, the police uncovered 2 grams of the substance in the pocket of the suspect’s shorts at the time when he was arrested.

Although the suspect was not actually at the residence at the time, he was called there. Afterward, he arrived after walking to the home, according to the arrest report.

According to a detective, there were at least five people in the home at the time of the search. They were subsequently asked to go outside and wait. Deputies reported that there were a few neglected vehicles outside the home as well as an untended, overgrown garden.

The police inside the home stated they found a piano laden with syringes. This was in the living room, the area the suspect was renting in the home. The man was arrested on possession of a controlled substance charges and held in jail on a $165,000 bail.

The homeowner, who is 61 years old, was also arrested. He faced charges of keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity and held on a $25,000 bail. Police also uncovered drugs and paraphernalia in the bedroom and bathroom: uncapped needles, glass and metal pipes and plastic baggies containing white residue.

The homeowner admitted to the police that he knew the younger man was selling substances from his home and acknowledged that he was renting his space to individuals he knew were involved in criminal activity, according to the arrest report.

Hiring an Indian River Drug Arrest Lawyer

In Florida and elsewhere, drug crimes are very serious. If you have been arrested on possession charges, you need an experienced Indian River criminal lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at 772.489.2200 to discuss your case with an Indian River drug arrest lawyer. A skilled Indian River criminal lawyer will fight to protect your rights. An Indian River drug arrest lawyer will build a strong defense in your case.