Cocoa Man Arrested by Brevard Deputies Found With Enough Fentanyl to Kill 83,000 Citizens
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // June 14, 2023
Message from Sheriff Wayne Ivey
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – You know folks, after a while you just have to shake your head and say “what the hell” when it comes to felony repeat offenders being back out on our streets where they can victimize someone else, or in this case, peddle more poison while preying upon the addictions of others.
Early this morning our Deputies responded to 3707 Gum Street in Cocoa where they were initially dealing with a call for service regarding Harveyl Collier who is a convicted felon.
Now keep in mind that Collier is no stranger to trouble as this guy has been charged with 19 felonies of which he has been convicted 9 times, 31 misdemeanors with 22 convictions, and was re-arrested 31 times on charges he had already been arrested on and didn’t follow the conditions of his release.
Can someone please tell me why this guy is even out on the streets or even better, what is the magic number that needs to be reached to say “enough is enough?”
Well apparently the magic number is not 19 felonies or 31 misdemeanors as this morning while addressing the original call for service, our Deputies developed enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the residence Collier was residing at for even more illegal activity.
What they found during the execution of the search warrant was approximately 482 grams of cocaine and approximately 166 grams of fentanyl.
To put that into perspective that is almost half of a kilogram of cocaine and enough fentanyl to kill 83,000 people if it were put into a lethal dose.
The only good news is that we know exactly who the dope belonged to, as Collier’s wallet and identification were found in the same dresser drawer as the narcotics.
Yet once again our team did their jobs at taking a bad guy off our streets as Collier was transported to “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge” where he apparently has a standing room reservation for felonious crap.
This time his extended stay for Trafficking In Fentanyl and Conspiracy To Traffic In Cocaine comes with a “No Bond” reservation and destination fee, so hopefully his drug dealing butt will stay in jail where he belongs.
Our State Attorney and our agency work great together to get these drug dealers off our streets and yet they get right back out of jail on probation or community control and repeatedly violate the law.
I am a huge believer in the “3 strikes you’re out rule” and it’s time we stop playing games with these criminals who are putting our citizens live’s at risk.
It’s time we put them in prison and throw away the key.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey