Two Arrested, Charged For Cooking Meth In Melbourne Apartment Attic
By Space Coast Daily // September 19, 2015
could have caused devastating consequences
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOUNRE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department and the Melbourne Fire Department responded last week to an apartment complex due to an alleged fire.
Officers and Firefighters arrived and observed smoke billowing out of an attic access. Firefighters made entry and located the source of the fire.
According to the Melbourne police, the Firefighters located a small one pot cook of Methamphetamine hidden up in the attic access of the apartment building.
Arrested and charged with narcotic related crimes included Donald Harrison, 34, of Cocoa, who was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Without Prescription, False ID given to a Law Enforcement Officer, Hallucinogen – Manufacture Schedule II, and Felony Failure To Appear.
Also arrested was Susan Brittingham, 41, of Melbourne who was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Without Prescription, Synthetic Narcotic – Manufacture Schedule III, and Controlled substance – trafficking 4 grams to less than 30 kg.
The Melbourne Police Department has taken a strong stance against illegal drug use and would like all citizens to contact the Melbourne Police Department if they know of illegal drug distribution.
“This small one pot cook of methamphetamine could have caused devastating consequences for the occupants of this apartment as well as the residents of the adjoining apartments,” said the Melbourne police on social media.
“It also put our firefighters and police officers at risk when they had to clean it up.”
If you have information about drug related crime, or any crime for that matter, please call the Melbourne Police Department Tip Line at 321-608-TIPS (8477).