Brevard Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Nails Convicted Felon Lance Deloreon Jenkins for Trafficking in Cocaine, Fentanyl and Meth
By Wayne Ivey – Brevard County Sheriff // July 10, 2021
Jenkins was held on a bond of $294,000
SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Thanks to some outstanding law enforcement work by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Scott Stewart another drug dealer is off our streets after Jenkins thought he was being cute in an attempt to avoid arrest.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Recently, Lance Deloreon Jenkins of Cape Canaveral learned the hard way that if you are a drug dealer in Brevard County you are sooner, rather than later going to find yourself living in the Brevard County Jail where you can’t peddle your poison and prey upon the addictions of others for your own greed.
Thanks to some outstanding law enforcement work by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Scott Stewart another drug dealer is off our streets after Jenkins thought he was being cute in an attempt to avoid arrest.
The case started when Deputy Stewart was conducting “stop sign” traffic enforcement at the intersection of N. Atlantic Ave and Harbor Drive, Cape Canaveral, Florida, where Deputy Stewart observed a black Buick Regal pulling up to the intersection. Deputy Stewart had prior knowledge that Lance Deloreon Jenkins, who is on felony probation was driving a black Buick sedan with a suspended driver’s license.
The black Buick quickly pulled into the CircleK gas station at 8797 N. Atlantic Avenue, and drove through the parking lot to the south exit of the gas station.
The vehicle pulled out of the gas station parking lot, back onto N. Atlantic Avenue, and started to travel northbound. Deputy Stewart passed the vehicle and looked through the front windshield of the vehicle confirming that Lance Jenkins was operating the vehicle.
After verifying Jenkins was the driver Deputy Stewart initiated a traffic stop by activating his emergency lights.
Jenkins subsequently stopped the Buick at the gated entrance of Port Side Villas apartments at which time Deputy Stewart observed Jenkins quickly reaching over to the passenger side of the vehicle.
As Deputy Stewart approached the driver’s side door of the vehicle, the glove compartment could be heard being slammed shut.
Deputy Stewart was conducting the traffic stop and a citizen was also attempting to gain access through the gate to the apartment complex so Deputy Stewart opened the gate at which time Jenkins fled the traffic stop by immediately driving through the gate at a high rate of speed.
Deputy Stewart was unable to open the gate of the Port Side Villas to get his patrol vehicle through so he pursued on foot towards Jenkins’ residence which was not far from the gate.
As Deputy Stewart raced toward Jenkins’ apartment he observed the suspect vehicle parked in the front and Jenkins walking out of the front door of his apartment. Jenkins immediately surrendered and walked down the stairwell where he was taken into custody.
Subsequent to taking Jenkins into custody, Deputy Stewart searched the Buick and observed that the glove box was now in the down position which in our line of work, is a clue that Jenkins removed from the glove box what he had previously hidden at the on-set of the traffic stop.
At this point, Jenkins probably felt pretty good about himself thinking that he had outsmarted Deputy Stewart and was able to conceal his drugs in the apartment where they would be safe and he wouldn’t be charged with anything more than driving violations and fleeing the traffic stop.
Well, sadly for Jenkins it didn’t work out that way as Deputy Stewart was aware that Jenkins was on Felony Probation so he contacted the probation officer to come over and do a probation search of the apartment where Jenkins lived.
While Jenkins was not happy about being outsmarted, he also knew there was nothing he could do to stop the probation search. Upon entering the apartment the Probation Officer located a blue duffel bag with a rifle and a handgun laying on the floor in the the master bedroom.
The bag was already unzipped and the two firearms were observed in plain view. Also, a wooden coffee table that was inside of the living room contained zip lock bags, a razor blade, scissors, a spoon, a red digital scale, and a folded dollar bill.
On top of the table in plain view was a white rock-like substance that Deputy Stewart recognized as crack cocaine. Other items on the wooden table were consistent with the packaging, sale, and use of illegal drugs.
As a result of the initial items in plain view during the probation search, Deputy Stewart and members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigative Unit obtained a search warrant for the entire apartment.
Inside the master bedroom, a safe was located that contained various types of illegal drugs to include cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA, and Methamphetamine.
In total, Deputy Stewart and our SIU Agents discovered in the safe 261 grams of Crack Cocaine, 96 grams of Fentanyl, 16 grams of MDMA, and 1 gram of Methamphetamine.
Jenkins was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he was subsequently detained for Violation of Felony Probation, Driving on a Suspended License with Knowledge, Fleeing To Elude Law Enforcement, Resisting Without Violence, Trafficking in Cocaine, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in MDMA, possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jenkins was held on a bond of $294,000 and was also issued a citation for fleeing to elude a Police Officer and a second citation for driving on a suspended license with more than 3 priors as Jenkins has 13 prior driving while license suspended charges, and two prior charges for fleeing from a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle.
I hope you enjoy your time in the Brevard County Jail Mr. Jenkins where I am sure you will find the accommodations to be less than desirable. Maybe after spending time at our Jail you will think twice before selling drugs again on the streets of Brevard County.
This case is another great example of solid law enforcement work by our team so please join me in thanking Deputy Stewart for an outstanding job as he and the other members of our agency work hard every day to keep our community safe.
– Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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