Florida Department Of Law Enforcement Arrested Dozens In ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’

A multi-agency law enforcement operation targeting drug traffickers in Brevard County has culminated in 64 arrests and the seizure of large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, and illegal prescription drugs.    
 
Operation Spring Cleaning began in March 2021 with the focus of getting drug dealers and deadly drugs off the streets. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the police departments of Melbourne, Cocoa, Rockledge, Cocoa Beach and Indian Harbour Beach, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) partnered in the investigation.
 
During the three-month operation, 24 search warrants were served and more than $130,000 cash was seized along with pounds of dangerous drugs meant to be sold in the Brevard County community.
 
Drugs seized include:

  • Methamphetamine – 5.5 pounds
    Cocaine – 830 grams
    Ecstasy/Molly – 598 grams
    Morphine – 500 grams
    Fentanyl – 354 grams
    Heroin – 261 grams
    Cannabis – 10 pounds
    THC liquid – 10 grams
    Alprazolam – 22.5 grams
    Adderall – 7 grams
    Buprenorphine – 2 grams
    Oxycodone – 1 gram

Arrests were made by the partner agencies from early March through yesterday. The agencies continue to follow leads in multiple cases and will continue their partnership throughout the summer to combat drug trafficking in Brevard County and Central Florida.

The Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit, along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, will prosecute these cases.

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