WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Dismantles Major Drug Organization

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BUSTED: 42 members of criminal organization responsible for trafficking quantities of illicit drugs

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office culminated a multi-month investigation on Wednesday into the distribution of Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine. Early Wednesday morning, Sheriff’s Agents with the Special Investigations Unit, Fugitive Unit and GameOver Task Force spread across Brevard County to arrest 42 members of a criminal organization responsible for distributing trafficking quantities of illicit drugs. See the “Perp Walk” below.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office culminated a multi-month investigation on Wednesday into the distribution of Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine.

According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office PIO Tod Goodyear, on early Wednesday morning Sheriff’s Agents with the Special Investigations Unit, Fugitive Unit and GameOver Task Force spread across Brevard County to arrest 42 members of a criminal organization responsible for distributing trafficking quantities of illicit drugs. 

“Arrest warrants were issued for each of the suspects who have been identified throughout the course of the investigation as sources or distributors of these deadly drugs,” said Goodyear.

Goodyear said the arrests and search warrants were authorized by the Honorable Circuit Court Judges James Earp and David Dugan and these arrests are the culmination of a cooperative partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and the Brevard/Seminole State Attorney’s Office.

Opiate addiction is not unique to Brevard County and is a nationwide epidemic. The illegal distribution of Opiates in Brevard County has led to ever-increasing numbers of addiction-related overdose deaths. 

Medical Examiner records reflect that 650 people have died from Opiate-related overdose deaths in the past 10 years.  During the past two years, 172 deaths are attributed to Opiate-related overdoses. 

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According to Goodyear, Sheriff’s Agents with the Special Investigations Unit conducted the investigation that focused on the organization that was involved in distributing the drugs throughout Brevard County.

The investigation was aimed at disrupting the sources of dangerous drugs that are critically impacting our country. 

In May the Sheriff’s Office culminated the largest drug investigation in the history of Brevard County with the arrests of nearly 100 suspects who were selling opioids as they preyed upon the addictions of others for their own personal greed. 

“Many of the suspects arrested today are members of the same drug organization,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. 

“Although almost 100 suspects were arrested in connection with that sweep, the investigation into the organization did not cease.”

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey testified on Capitol Hill about President Donald Trump’s response to the drug crisis in the United States.

Immediately following the May arrests, Sheriff Ivey was asked to testify in Congress to members of the U.S House Oversight Committee about the impact the opioid epidemic is having on society and a potential strategy that could be implemented to stop further impacts to our country.

Sheriff Ivey’s strategy to end this epidemic included a multi-dimensioned approach which included Education and Awareness, Aggressive Enforcement, Partnership Enhancement, Enhanced Prosecution and Sentencing, Life Saving Tools such as Narcan, Compassionate Care and Rehabilitation for those addicted and lastly increased efforts to help our veterans who have fallen victim to drug use and abuse.

Sheriff Ivey passionately testified that if we are to win this battle we must all work together as a community and attack the problem from every angle with both public and private partnerships.

In the May investigation arrest sweep, Megan Wilborn, 31, Merritt Island was arrested where the investigation determined that Wilborn was at the top of the drug trafficking organization. Jake Williams, 35, of Cocoa, determined that he was a source of supply for Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other controlled substances.

“The defendants in this case are facing charges that range from Conspiracy and Trafficking in Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO),” said Goodyear.  

These charges bring penalties upon conviction of three to 25 years in prison.

In the May investigation arrest sweep, Megan Wilborn, 31, Merritt Island was arrested where the investigation determined that Wilborn was at the top of the drug trafficking organization.

Wilborn was found to be the main source of supply, purchasing and redistributing multiple kilograms levels of Methamphetamine, along with amounts of Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine.  Wilborn remains detained in the Brevard County Jail Complex.

The July arrest sweep includes the following:

Jake Williams, 35, of Cocoa,

The investigation determined that Williams was a source of supply for Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other controlled substances.  Williams was involved in the purchase of drugs which were then sold by himself and/or others within the organization in the Brevard County area. 

Criminal History: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance w/o a Prescription, Trafficking Cocaine, Carrying Concealed Firearm

Current Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Cocaine, Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Cocaine, Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond $2,900,000

Drug Organization Suspects

Jody Bastine, 55, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $70,000

Stacey Bilota, 56, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $18,000

Sean Brown, 48, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $50,000

Joseph Burton, 38, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $36,000

Michael Burton, 45, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Methamphetamine, Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine, Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $24,000

Buck Clark, 54, Homeless, Charges: Solicitation to sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $30,000

James Colello, 57, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $50,000

Joel Cooper,  33, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device. Bond: $202,000

Jennifer Cronin, 33, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.   Bond $18,000

Robert Dean, 51, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $30,000

Sandra Dix, 55, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $50,000

Quentin Dupree, 59, Rockledge, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $30,000

Brandon Huff, 35, Merritt Island, Charges: Trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking Heroin, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device. Bond $365,000

Mark Hurst, 34, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $30,000

Chanel Jenkins, 41, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $30,000

Dara Jones, 35, Merritt Island, Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device.  Bond: $27,000

Mark Jones, 53, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $130,000

Ryan Malley, 39, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to Sell a Controlled Substance (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 Counts).  Bond: $34,000

Stephen Maugeri, 48, Viera, Charges: Solicitation to sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $40,000

Carl McClintock, 45, Merritt Island, Charges: Racketeering Influenced in Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, 28-200 grams (3 counts), Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (3 counts).  Bond: $406,000

Tyler Million, 24, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $50,000

Hubertus Mink, 35, Rockledge, Charges: Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Solicitation to Sell Heroin (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (3 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (2 Counts), Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device (4 Counts).  Bond: $233,000

Nathaniel Noble, 34, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Solicitation to Sell Heroin, and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device.  Bond: $90,000

Derek Nolting, 46, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Conspiracy to Purchase Heroin, and Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond: $30,000

Camron Palmer, 47, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (2 Counts), Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device (2 Counts). Bond: $54,000

Randale Parks, 32, Rockledge, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $122,000

Vicki Patterson, 50, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $50,000

Raysean Phillips, 37, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Solicitation to sell Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $364,000

Rochelle Pittman, 41, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine 14-28 grams (3 Counts), Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device (3 Counts).  Bond: $306,000

Cleopatra Price, 45, Titusville, Charges: Lease or Rent to Traffic in or Sell a Controlled Substance, Solicitation to Sell a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Substance, Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device.  Bond: $13,000

Tara Ricks, 42, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $30,000

Troy Roghelia, 53, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.  Bond $30,000

Sharley Roman, 24, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine, Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine, Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device. 

Bond $9,000

Francisco Cedano Santiago, 39, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device

Bond $50,000

Timothy Sigler, 59, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device.  Bond: $1,120,000

John Stephens III, 33, Titusville, Charges: Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Controlled Substance, Sale of Heroin, On Site VOP, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device.   Bond $1,000,000

Tracey V. Stevens, 55, Melbourne, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device.  Bond $30,000

Heather Studley, 32, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device.  Bond $53,000

Mark Swaim, 31, Merritt Island, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Criminal Organization, Solicitation to Sell Heroin (13 counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (12 counts), Solicitation to sell Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Possess Controlled Substance, and Unlawful use of 2 way Communication Device (14 counts).  Bond  $ 303,000

Freddy Townsend, 39, Palm Bay, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, over 28 grams but less than 200 grams (2 counts), Unlawful use of Two-Way Communications Device (2 counts).  Bond: $204,000

Desirae White, 25, Titusville, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin (3 counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (3 counts), Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device (7 counts).  Bond $234,000

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