Narcotics seizures by Sheriff’s Office continue


Over the weekend, a traffic stop conducted for the driver not wearing a seatbelt resulted in the seizure of 100 Xanax pills and more than 80 grams of crack cocaine from a 17 year old female. During the stop, a strong odor of marijuana was observed and the occupants admitted smoking marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded 100 Xanax pills concealed in a wallet along with the identification of the 17 year old female. At the Indian River County Jail, 80 grams of crack cocaine were located in her dress.

Yesterday, while on a call for service, uniform patrol deputies noticed a strong smell of marijuana emitting from the residence at 386 10th Court. VICE Detectives responded and secured a search warrant for the residence where nearly 30 pounds of hydroponic marijuana was seized along with 6 pounds of marijuana wax. The illegal narcotics seized from the residence have a total estimated street value of more than $300,000.00.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “So many of those entering our county jail are drunk or high during their initial intake. Illegal narcotics are the fuel for other crimes within our community. These two seizures removed a sizable amount of narcotics from our streets, but we know others are out there. Know that we will find you and you will be held accountable for your crimes.”

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