BCSO: Concerned Citizen’s Tip Leads to Arrest of Serial Felon and Drug Trafficking Suspect

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agents located 169 grams of heroin, 86.4 grams of cocaine and 8.4 grams of crack cocaine

Information provided by Space Coast citizens to Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents has led to the arrest of serial felon and suspected drug dealer 64-year-old Freddie Lee Willis of Cocoa. (BCSO image)

BCSO: Freddie LeeWillis has 15 prior felony convictions and has been incarcerated in the Department of Corrections five times for offenses related to weapons, drugs and violence.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Information provided by Space Coast citizens to Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents has led to the arrest of serial felon and suspected drug dealer 64-year-old Freddie Lee Willis of Cocoa.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, BCSO Agents initiated an investigation after receiving information from a concerned citizen of potential drug activity at a local residence.

“Using the information provided by the citizen, agents were able to develop information that led to the identity of the potential drug supplier,” said a BCSO spokesperson.

“Sheriff’s Agents initiated a traffic stop on the suspect after observing a drug transaction. A Sheriff’s K-9 arrived on the scene and alerted to the presence of narcotics in the suspect’s vehicle.

“During the subsequent search, agents located approximately 169 grams of heroin, approximately 86.4 grams of cocaine and approximately 8.4 grams of crack cocaine inside the vehicle. Agents also located a digital scale and approximately $17,000 in U.S. currency.”

During a search, agents located approximately 169 grams of heroin, approximately 86.4 grams of cocaine and approximately 8.4 grams of crack cocaine inside the vehicle. Agents also located a digital scale and approximately $17,000 in U.S. currency.

The amount of heroin found in the vehicle could have introduced nearly 2,000 doses of the dangerous drug in our communities.

Willis, the driver of the vehicle, was charged with Trafficking Heroin and in Trafficking Cocaine. He was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a no-bond status.

According to BCSO, Willis has 15 prior felony convictions and has been incarcerated in the Department of Corrections five times for offenses related to weapons, drugs and violence.

“Please join me in thanking the concerned citizens and our agents for placing Willis exactly where he belongs, in prison where he can no longer victimize and poison our communities,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our citizens for working with us to help protect our communities.”

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