Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Taylor Dunn Arrests Two Perps On Drug, Firearms Charges

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in vehicle at time of arrest was Estremera’s two infant daughters, a 2-year-old and 5-year-old

East Precinct Deputy Taylor Dunn, who has worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2017 and previously worked for the Dallas Township Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction at State Road 520 and Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – East Precinct Deputy Taylor Dunn, who has worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2017 and previously worked for the Dallas Township Police Department, conducted a traffic stop last week on a vehicle for a traffic infraction at State Road 520 and Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island.

“Upon initial contact with the vehicle occupants, Deputy Dunn detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“Deputy Dunn identified the driver as 23-year-old Justin Estremera of Cocoa, and the passenger as 23-year-old Chris Ferreira, also of Cocoa. Sadly, also located in the vehicle were Justin’s Estremera’s two infant daughters, a two-year-old and a five-year-old.”

BCSO officials said that Deputy Dunn asked the driver and passenger if anyone possessed a valid medical marijuana card, to which they both stated, “no.”

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Deputy Dunn initially located the following items: a loaded .380 handgun with a fully loaded extended magazine, a baggie containing approximately 13 grams of suspected marijuana and $620 in cash in the immediate area of Estremera.

According to BCSO officials, also found in the vehicle was a backpack that Ferreira was observed holding. Inside the backpack was 27 MDMA pills, which weighed a total of 13 grams, 13 individually packaged baggies of cocaine, 10 grams.

East Precinct Deputy Taylor Dunn arrested 23-year-old Justin Estremera of Cocoa, above, who was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, and two counts of child abuse. Also located in the vehicle at the time of the arrest was Estremera’s two infant daughters. (BCSO image)

A bottle of Promethazine Hydrochloride Syrup, a fully loaded 9mm firearm, 13 containers containing suspected THC oil, and 134 grams of marijuana.

Deputy Dunn subsequently obtained a confession from Chris Ferreira who accepted the responsibility of all the illegal drugs, advising that it was his intent to sell the drugs for profit to include the marihuana and THC oil. Also as part of the investigation, Justin Estremera stated that he knew he was illegally in the possession of a firearm.

Chris Ferreira was charged with trafficking in MDMA, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of controlled substance, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was transported to the Brevard County Jail under a no-bond status.

Justin Estremera was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and two counts of child abuse and transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was later released on a $10,000 bond.

“As Sheriff, I could not be more proud of Deputy Dunn’s commitment to keeping our citizens safe and ask you to join me in thanking him for a job well done,” said Sheriff Ivey.

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