Agents Rescue Two Infants from Drug Home
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:10 A.M.
Agents Rescue Two Infants from Drug Home and Arrest Two Suspects in Separate Drug Raids
(Cocoa, FL)—Agents with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) rescued two infant girls from a home in which the owner left heroin and other drugs easily accessible. The owner of the home, a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of a firearm during a late afternoon search warrant on Wednesday. Michael Thomas, (DOB 08/12/1983) was arrested at his home at 1511 Cambridge Drive. He is facing charges of trafficking in heroin, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony child abuse, trafficking hydromorphone, possession of cocaine, possession of oxycodone, and possession of drugs within 1000 feet of a church, school or business.
Agents began the investigation in August 2017 after receiving an anonymous tip that drugs were being sold from the Cambridge Drive home. After months of undercover investigations and surveillance, agents were able to obtain enough probable cause for a search warrant. Agents, with assistance from detectives, crime scene, and SWAT officers served the warrant late Wednesday. The warrant resulted in the seizure of a 9mm handgun with ammunition, 9 grams of heroin, 74 hydromorphone pills, 7 grams of crack cocaine, 6 Oxycodone pills, 83 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and a black bag containing a “cooking” kit to produce crack cocaine cookies and two electronic eight measurement scales. Thomas is being held at the Brevard County Detention Center without bond and will face a judge Thursday afternoon.
In a second and unrelated search warrant, agents recovered 112 grams of marijuana and arrested Jamal Warrick, (DOB 09/06/1981). Warrick faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held under a $2,500 bond. Agents received anonymous information through CRIMELINE in December that drugs were being sold from Warrick’s home at 808 Blake Avenue. “Our teams did an excellent job with these investigations,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe. “This is the result of months of hard work and members of our community coming forward to work with us to solve the problem. These drug dealers will be dealt with. We will keep going after them until they are removed from our community.”