Cocoa Man Taken Down By SWAT Team, Police Officers for Running Drug Trafficking Operation

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66-year-old Horace Wells arrested

Agents with the Cocoa Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit arrested 66-year-old Horace Wells from Cocoa after a search warrant of his home yielded trafficking amounts of drugs and cash. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa police have arrested a suspect after a search warrant of his home yielded trafficking amounts of drugs and cash.

The suspect has been identified as 66-year-old Horace Wells from Cocoa.

According to Cocoa Police Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez, the investigation dates back to February when agents received information about a high level of drug activity coming from a home at 155 Lynell Lane in Cocoa.

Agents began surveillance and undercover operations to build a case for a search warrant.

On March 11, with assistance from police officers and the SWAT team, agents executed the search warrant and recovered 14 grams of crack cocaine, 4 grams of fentanyl, $13,000 cash, scales and other paraphernalia.

“Our target suspect was a significant contributor to the illegal drug traffic supply on the street,” said Sgt. Bill Mills, who leads the Special Investigation Unit.

“He is a mid-level dealer with a lengthy history of drugs and violent criminal activity.”

Police said that the illegal activity at the home is in an area plagued with other crimes including drug sales, prostitution, shootings and a homicide.

Focused undercover investigations will continue in this area in an effort to combat the crime in the community and improve the overall quality of life for the residents.

Wells is facing charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school or daycare, possession of fentanyl with intent to sell, and manufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia.

Wells has been released from jail pending trial after posting a $2,000 bond.

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