Indian River Sheriff Found Drugs and Guns at a Residence in Gifford Last Evening.

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Search warrants net loaded gun, drugs, and more

Media release: January 15, 2016

Last night, detectives with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office concluded a narcotics and weapons investigation by executing search warrants at 3115 43rd Street and 4290 32nd Avenue in Gifford. The Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team made entry to the residences due to the known threat of weapons. A wooden barricade was placed in front of the door to one of the residences as a means to delay law enforcement entry. Detectives located more than twenty-three grams of crack cocaine, twenty seven grams of marijuana, fourteen hydromorphone pills, and fifty-eight grams of an unidentified substance. A loaded .380 caliber Taurus handgun was also recovered.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Last night, our deputies braved the dangers of two drug houses to take a loaded gun and drugs off the streets. We recovered an as yet unidentified substance that may be Flakka. We will continue to focus our efforts on arresting those who think they can sell drugs and poison the youth of our community.” Cornelius Hield (36) of Gifford was arrested as a result of the search and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held at the Indian River County Jail on $6,000.00 bond. A seventeen year old was arrested and charged with resisting without violence. Detectives anticipate more arrests as a result of this investigation.

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