Two Unrelated Cocoa Traffic Stops Result In Drug Seizures, Arrests

COCOA, Florida –  Cocoa police say that two separate and unrelated traffic violations ended up with the arrests of two individuals and the removal of dangerous Fentanyl and other drugs from the streets.

In the first case, early Sunday, Cocoa police officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction in the area of Stone Street and Blake Avenue.

The investigation revealed the driver had an active warrant regarding child abuse and neglect charges out of Brevard County jurisdiction.

The driver also allegedly had a suspended license since 2021.

Police say that a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 8 grams of Fentanyl, 6 grams of crack cocaine, and other controlled substances and paraphernalia.

The suspect is now being held without bond due to the warrant.

In the second case, police stopped another vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Fiske and Counts Street.

With assistance from K-9 Unit, police determined the vehicle likely had the presence of illegal drugs inside.

A subsequent search yielded small amounts of methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and now faces charges for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The driver was also cited for several traffic violations.

“Our patrol officers work hard every day and night to make sure our community is safe from these illegal drugs and the crimes they attract,” said Commander Pat Dovale.

“Whether it’s a traffic violation or a citizen tip, we will work hard to remove these illegal drugs and make sure those responsible for distributing them in our community are held accountable.”

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