TWO SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED: Cocoa Police Raid Drug Homes, Save Two Infant Girls
By Space Coast Daily // January 26, 2018
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Two infant girls were rescued by Cocoa Police agents on Wednesday after authorities found the owner left heroin and other drugs out in the open during a search warrant.
The owner of the home, a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of a firearm during the late afternoon search warrant on Wednesday.
Michael Thomas, 34, was arrested at his home at 1511 Cambridge Drive.
According to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department, agents began the investigation in August 2017 after receiving an anonymous tip that drugs were being sold from the home on Cambridge Dr.
“After months of undercover investigations and surveillance, agents were able to obtain enough probable cause for a search warrant. Agents, with assistance from detectives, crime scene, and SWAT officers served the warrant late Wednesday,” said Martinez.
“The warrant resulted in the seizure of a 9mm handgun with ammunition, 9 grams of heroin, 74 hydromorphone pills, 7 grams of crack cocaine, 6 Oxycodone pills, 83 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and a black bag containing a “cooking” kit to produce crack cocaine cookies and two electronic eight measurement scales.”
Thomas faces charges of trafficking in heroin, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony child abuse, trafficking hydromorphone, possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, and possession of drugs within 1000 feet of a church, school or business.
Thomas is being held at the Brevard County Detention Center without bond and will face a judge Thursday afternoon.
In a second and unrelated search warrant, agents recovered 112 grams of marijuana and arrested 36-year-old Jamal Warrick. Warrick faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Warrick is being held under a $2,500 bond. Agents received anonymous information through CRIMELINE in December that drugs were being sold from Warrick’s home at 808 Blake Avenue.
“Our teams did an excellent job with these investigations,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe.
“This is the result of months of hard work and members of our community coming forward to work with us to solve the problem. These drug dealers will be dealt with. We will keep going after them until they are removed from our community.”
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