Melbourne Man Arrested After Search Warrant Results in Possession of Fentanyl, Child Neglect

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Melbourne Police have arrested 28-year-old Roshadd L. Richardson for numerous drug charges, including Possession of Fentanyl and Child Neglect.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have arrested 28-year-old Roshadd L. Richardson for numerous drug charges, including Possession of Fentanyl and Child Neglect.

Police say they served search warrant for a house on the 2600 block of Lipscomb Street on Sept. 17 that resulted in the confiscation 2.8 grams of fentanyl located on the floor of the family living area.

“Due to the drugs being sold at the residence when children were present, as well as the drugs being found in an area openly accessible to the children, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) were contacted and a case was initiated,” said a spokesperson with the Melbourne Police Department.

In addition to Richardson’s charges, he was also charged with Felony Warrant reference to Sale of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin and Sale of Heroin.

“In the past 30 days, we have responded to this address in excess of 9 times,” said Commander Marc Claycomb of the Melbourne Police Department. “Those responses were the result of community members calling in about drug sales, suspicious vehicles/persons/activity.

“Neighborhood Watch really does work. When the local community recognizes something is off, out of place, or wrong – they should report it. If you don’t already have a Neighborhood Watch set up in your area, please call Christina Brainard our Community Relations coordinator at 321-608-6336.”

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