Search Warrant Recovers Stolen Property, Guns, Drugs, and Cash

Stolen  Guns

Stolen Guns

Stolen Lawn  Eguipment

Stolen Lawn Eguipment

On October 21, 2015, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office detectives and SWAT Team members served two, simultaneous search warrants as part of a narcotics and stolen property investigation. The warrants were served at 5025 and 5035 32nd Court in Vero Beach at approximately 7:00 AM.

Detectives from both the Special Investigations Unit and the Criminal Investigations Section collaborated in their investigative efforts which resulted in the following items being recovered during the search warrants:

Approximately 6 grams of Cocaine, 60 grams of marijuana, 50 prescription pills to include Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Alprazolam, two rifles, two shotguns, two pistols, numerous scales, baggies, and other paraphernalia, $3,654 in cash, and 51 pieces of suspected stolen lawn equipment.

Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “This case stands as an example of the connection between illegal drugs and theft crimes such as burglary and dealing in stolen property. While some stolen property ends up in pawn shops, much of it finds its way to drug dealers who are essentially creating a market to promote burglary and theft. Our investigative teams will continue to investigate this and other similar cases to help reduce the further victimization of our community members.”

George Whitfield - 57

George Whitfield – 57

George Whitfield (57) of Vero Beach was arrested and charged with sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine.

Isaac Roberts - 49

Isaac Roberts – 49

Isaac Roberts (49) of Vero Beach was not present during the search warrant and has active arrest warrants for sale or possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of cocaine. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Roberts is asked to contact the Special Investigations Unit of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office at 772-978-1217. Those wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000, can provide information through Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 or www.tcwatch.org.

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