Melbourne Police, Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents Bust Three During Drug Raid on Van Buren Street

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primarily focused on sale of Fentanyl and Heroin

The Melbourne Police Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the MPD SWAT Team, officers from the Patrol Division and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office SIU, conducted a search warrant operation Thursday at 790 Van Buren Street in North Melbourne.

Detectives seized 14 grams of cocaine, 4 grams of Heroin, 21.8 grams of Fentanyl, and 2 MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets, 2.1 grams of an unknown substance (awaiting laboratory examination), along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the MPD SWAT Team, officers from the Patrol Division and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office SIU, conducted a search warrant operation Thursday at 790 Van Buren Street in North Melbourne.

The four-month investigation was a combined effort with both the Melbourne Police Department and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and primarily focused on the sale of Fentanyl and Heroin.

“Detectives seized 14 grams of cocaine, 4 grams of Heroin, 21.8 grams of Fentanyl, and 2 MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets, 2.1 grams of an unknown substance (awaiting laboratory examination), along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia,” said a Melbourne police spokesperson.

Three suspects were arrested on various drug charges and active warrants:

ARRESTED
Cornell L. Weaver
DOB: 11-20-1981
LKA: 790 Van Buren St. Melbourne
Charges:
2 FELONY WARRANTS:
(WARRANT# 05 2020CF043528, 05 2020CF043532) reference:
• Sale of fentanyl
•  Possession of fentanyl with intent to sell
•  Possession of fentanyl

Melboure Police arrested Cornell Weaver, 38, and charged with sale of fentanyl, possession of fentanyl with intent to sell and possession of fentanyl. (MPD image)

ARRESTED
Brenda L. Sawyer
DOB: 05-06-1970
LKA: Homeless
Charges:
• Possession of fentanyl

Melboure Police arrested Brenda Sawyer, 50, and charged with possession of fentanyl. (MPD image)

ARRESTED
Kristina R. Lee
DOB: 10-03-1983
LKA: 790 Van Buren St. Melbourne
Charges:
FELONY WARRANT:
(WARRANT# 05 2020CF043533) reference:
• Sale of fentanyl
• Possession of fentanyl with intent to sell
•  Possession of fentanyl

The Melbourne Police Department is investigating this incident. If you have any information, please call CRIMELINE 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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