BREAKING: Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Three On Drug-Related Charges In Fentanyl Overdose Case

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The investigation into the recent Fentanyl overdoses has led to the arrest of three individuals for drug-related charges. (BCSO images)

The investigation into the recent Fentanyl overdoses has led to the arrest of three individuals for drug-related charges. (BCSO images)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The investigation into the recent Fentanyl overdoses has led to the arrest of three individuals for drug-related charges.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents Arrested:

• 28-year-old Cedric Levatt of Cocoa, charging him with the Sale and Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances,
• 52-year-old Kenneth Levatt of Cocoa, who was charged with the Sale and Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances and the Grand Theft of a Firearm,
• 24-year-old Matthew John Carpenter of Cape Canaveral, who was charged with the Sale and Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances.

According to Maj. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, all three suspects were arrested yesterday and transported to the Brevard County Jail.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.  Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Marlon Buggs via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Cedric Levatt is being held on a $160,000 bond, Kenneth Levatt is being held on a $170,000 bond and Matthew Carpenter is being held on a $45,000 bond.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Marlon Buggs via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

You can also visit Crimeline.org or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

PREVIOUS REPORT: JULY 14, 2015

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, with the cooperation of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, has received preliminary results of the drugs found to have been responsible for some of the overdoses that were reported yesterday. According to Maj. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, it was determined that the substance submitted for analysis was Fentanyl. The above image shows the packaging being commonly described by the victims in this investigation. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, with the cooperation of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, has received preliminary results of the drugs found to have been responsible for some of the overdoses that were reported yesterday.

According to Maj. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, it was determined that the substance submitted for analysis was Fentanyl.

The investigation has determined that individuals are purchasing and ingesting what they believe to be Heroin, but is actually almost pure Fentanyl.

The number of overdoses to date is 14, with one fatality.

Fentanyl has been found to be up to 50 times more potent than Heroin and tends to produce significant respiratory depression.

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Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and the effects can be transmitted even through contact with the skin. Anyone who may be in possession of what they believe to be Heroin may be actually in possession of Fentanyl.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Marlon Buggs via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

You can also visit Crimeline.org or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

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