WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents Dismantle Major Illegal Drug Organization

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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 – Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has culminated an investigation into the distribution of kilogram quantities of Heroin and Cocaine.

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 the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Robert Segal.

Sheriff’s Agents with the Special Investigations Unit conducted the investigation that focused on this organization that was involved in the distribution of drugs in the areas of Cocoa and Cape Canaveral.

“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.

“Investigations of this magnitude are difficult and are the result of incredible efforts by all involved. I would like to thank our State Attorney Phil Archer and his team for their outstanding participation and support.”

The defendants, in this case, are facing charges that range from Conspiracy and Trafficking in Heroin and Cocaine to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO). These charges bring penalties upon conviction of three to 25 years in prison.

Anyone who may have 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.

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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

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