WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit Dismantles Drug Ring

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Brevard Sheriff's Agents seeking 36 members of a criminal organization distributing the illicit drugs

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has culminated an investigation into the distribution of kilogram quantities of Heroin and Cocaine. “The Sheriff’s Office will continue to do everything possible to rid our community of these deadly drugs and those that are responsible for the distribution,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Thursday, our agency announced that we had culminated an investigation into the distribution of kilogram quantities of Heroin and Cocaine that was being distributed in Cocoa, Merritt Island, and Cape Canaveral.

Today, I want to give everyone a very detailed update on the criminal organization and the various individuals that were committing the criminal activity.

Early Thursday morning, Sheriff’s Agents with the Special Investigations Unit, Fugitive Unit and GameOver Task Force spread across Brevard County to arrest 36 members of a criminal organization distributing the illicit drugs.

Arrest warrants were issued for each of the 36 suspects who have been identified throughout the course of the investigation as the alleged sources and distributors of these deadly drugs. Arrest and search warrants were authorized by Honorable Circuit Court Judge Robert Segal.

As you are aware our agency will do everything possible to rid our community of these deadly drugs and those that are responsible for the distribution!! Investigations of this magnitude are difficult and are the result of incredible efforts by all involved.

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I would like to personally thank our State Attorney Phil Archer and his team for their outstanding participation and support during the conduct of this investigation and also the amazing members of our Special Investigations Unit that work tirelessly each day to keep our community safe!!

Anyone who may have additional information about the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to please call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit at 321-633-1216, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and the caller may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

The following suspects are still fugitives of justice: Richard Bennett, Bryan Clements, Robert Plummer, Maurice Reddick, Mark Tarlowski, Daquiri White and Jermel Wiggins.

The defendants in this case are facing charges that range from Conspiracy and Trafficking in Heroin and Cocaine to Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO). These charges bring penalties upon conviction of three to twenty-five years in prison.

– Written by Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS ARE IDENTIFIED AS:

Johntavious Green, 41, Cocoa: The investigation determined that Green was a major source of supply for Heroin and Cocaine in the Cocoa area.  Green was involved in the purchase and sale of Cocaine and Heroin to Kenneth Melendez for distribution in Cape Canaveral.

Johntavious Green, 41, Cocoa,

The investigation determined that Green was a major source of supply for Heroin and Cocaine in the Cocoa area.  Green was involved in the purchase and sale of Cocaine and Heroin to Kenneth Melendez for distribution in Cape Canaveral.

Previous Criminal History: (Probation ref Possession of a Controlled Substance – DPE 5/23/20). Possession Cocaine w/Intent to Purchase; Traffic in Cocaine; Evidence Destroying; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Resisting w/out Violence; Resisting Arrest with Violence; Possession of Controlled Substance; Reckless Driving; Hit & Run; DWLS;

Current Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin 28 Grams to 30 Kilograms (6 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin 14-28 Grams, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin 4-14 Grams (2 Counts), Manufacturing Cocaine, Sale of Cocaine (6 Counts), Sale of Heroin (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine 200-400 Grams (14 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine 28-200 Grams (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (11 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (81 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (106 Counts), Violation of Felony Probation,
Bond: None

Kenneth Melendez, 34, Cape Canaveral: The investigation determined Kenneth Melendez was the source of supply for Cocaine and Heroin to the Cape Canaveral area.

Kenneth Melendez, 34, Cape Canaveral,

The investigation determined Kenneth Melendez was the source of supply for Cocaine and Heroin to the Cape Canaveral area.

Previous Criminal History: Battery LEO; Possession Marijuana w/Intent to Sell; Resisting Officer with Violence; Possession Cocaine w/Intent to Sell; Possession Drug Paraphernalia; Evidence Destroying; Kidnapping-False Imprisonment; Aggravated Battery; Agg Stalking; Possession of Weapon of Mass Destruction; DWLS; Robbery w/Firearm; Agg Assault w/Deadly Weapon w/Out Intent to Kill; Resisting Arrest with out Violence; Possession Weapon by Convicted Felon; Sale of Marijuana; Sale of Cocaine; Burglary w/Assault; Solicitation of Prostitution; Battery-DV; Possession Controlled Substance; False ID Given to LEO

Current Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (4-14 Grams), Manufacturing Cocaine, Sale of Cocaine (6 Counts), Sale of Heroin (4 Counts), Sale of Fentanyl (2 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (25 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Heroin (10 Counts), Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Cocaine (6 Counts), Possession of Heroin (4 Counts), Possession of Fentanyl (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (41 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (13 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (61 Counts), Bond: $1,722,000

DRUG ORGANIZATION SUSPECTS

Tabitha Beedy, 32, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (6 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (6 Counts),Bond: $ 385,000

Richard Bennet, 26, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Heroin (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (4 Counts), Bond: $100,000

Janet Biery, 56, Cocoa Beach, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (2 Counts), Unlawful use of a Two-Way Communications Device (2 Counts), Bond: $17,000

Robert Blanco, 28, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (4 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (4 Counts)), Bond: $68,000

Ghauquan Clark, 29, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device, Bond: $17,000

Bryan Clements, 32, Rockledge, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond: $22,000

Rayshon Davis, 31, Rockledge, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (3 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (4 Counts), VOP, Bond: None

Rontra Flowers, 45, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (10 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (10 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (10 Counts), Bond: $170,000

Lisa Frontero, 54, Cocoa Beach, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (3 Counts), Bond: $36,000

Linfert Gipson, 53, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (3 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (5 Counts),Bond: $85,000

Ricky Gordon, 31, Rockledge, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $24,000

Randolph Harmon, 60, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $34,000

Jermaine Jackson, 44, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device, Bond: $12,000

Patrick Jordan, 42, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (4 Counts), Bond: $38,000

Kimberly Kelley, 40, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (4 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (5 Counts), Violation of Felony Probation, Bond: None

Paul Lapierre, 55, Merritt Island, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (5 Counts), Bond: $40,000

Dale Mattingly, 54, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (3 Counts), Bond: $31,000

Donovan Mitchell, 61, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (4 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (4 Counts), Bond: $47,000

Nancy O’Quinn, 64, Cocoa Beach, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device, Bond: $17,000

Robert Plummer, 27, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device, Bond: $17,000

Maurice Reddick, 37, Cocoa, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine 200-400 grams, Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine 28-200 grams (2 counts), Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine (4 counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (6 counts), Bond: $452,000

Ricky Reddick, 39, Cocoa, Charges:Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (4-14 Grams), Conspiracy to Sell Heroin, Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (7 counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (7 counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (10 counts), Bond: $375,000

Jinnifer Smiley, 53, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $34,000

Justin Stiggons, 39, Titusville, Charges:Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine 28-200 Grams, Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (4 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (5 Counts), Bond: $270,000

Brenda Swain, 62, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $19,000

Mark Tarlowski, 52, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device, Bond: $68,000

James Thistle Jr., 31, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $29,000

Dwan Thomas III, 33, Merritt Island, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (28-200 Grams), Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (5 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (4 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (6 Counts),Bond: $182,000

Matthew Vansyckle Jr., 27, Rockledge, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin (6 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (6 Counts), Bond: $172,000

Daquiri White, 38, Titusville, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (3 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (3 Counts), Bond: $34,000

Jermel Wiggins, 35, Cocoa, Charges:Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $34,000

Keaton Williams, 23, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (4 Counts), Bond: $68,000

Steven Wolfe, 58, Cape Canaveral, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine (6 Counts), Conspiracy to Possess Heroin, Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (6 Counts),Bond: $152,000

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