Melbourne Man Taken to ‘Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge’ for Trafficking Fentanyl, Possession of Cocaine
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // August 25, 2023
Gerald Postell, 29, from Melbourne, arrested and booked into Brevard County Jail
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – While we were all sleeping soundly in our beds early yesterday morning, Deputy Brenden Weber was out keeping our streets safe and making sure that Gerald Postell got a free ride to “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge,” for peddling poison on our streets.
The case started when Deputy Weber conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Barefoot Bay Blvd. and U.S. 1, in Barefoot Bay, for an expired vehicle registration.
Upon approaching the vehicle and making contact with the driver, Deputy Weber could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the car.
As a result of the odor, Deputy Weber initiated a search of the vehicle and subsequently located a black fanny pack in the backseat area of the vehicle where Postell was immediately seated as a passenger.
A search of the fanny pack revealed approximately 16.3 grams of a substance that field tested positive as fentanyl.
As it would turn out, Mr. Postell is an extremely considerate criminal who wanted to make sure that we had enough evidence to connect him to the drugs, so in the spirit of cooperation, he was kind enough to leave an ATM receipt containing his credit card information inside the fanny pack with the drugs!!
Now how is that for cooperation?
In addition to the trafficking amount of fentanyl he had in his fanny pack, Postell also had chosen to hide five plastic baggies in his genital area because the cops would never think to look there.
One of the plastic baggies contained a white rock like substance weighing 6.61 grams that later field tested positive for cocaine, while another baggie contained a white powdery substance, consistent with what was found in the black fanny pack, and later field tested positive for fentanyl, weighing approximately 2.49 grams.
The third baggie contained a white powdery substance that also field tested positive for cocaine and the other two plastic baggies contained marijuana.
My favorite part of this entire story though, is that Postell actually denied having any knowledge of any of the narcotics found in his possession.
Dude, the fanny pack has your credit card information in it and the rest of the stuff was literally found stuffed in your crotch. It’s not like you can use the ole’ trusty “Hey These Are Not My Pants” excuse as no matter whose pants you have on, it’s still your crotch!!
Well thankfully this wasn’t Deputy Weber’s first rodeo so he didn’t buy the “I don’t know how it got in my crotch story” and went ahead and locked Postell up for being a trafficking in drugs!!
He also gave Postell a free ride to “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge” where he was booked on a “No Bond” status for Trafficking in Fentanyl and Possession of Cocaine!!
As part of our guest services package, we have provided Postell with a tri-fold pamphlet on “How To Protect Yourself From Having Someone Unknowingly Hide Junk Near Your Junk!!”
Great Job Deputy Weber and thank you for protecting the streets of Brevard County from those who peddle poison on our streets!!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey