MCSO DRUG SWEEP NETS 21 ARRESTS, INCLUDING THE ONE WHO TRIED TO GET AWAY, SEVERAL MORE ARRESTS ON THE #RELENTLESS RADAR
A year-long drug operation targeting those who sell and distribute dangerous and addictive drugs in Martin County wrapped up with a night of surprises for 21-suspects, including one suspect who kicked out a jail van door to escape. He was captured within minutes after being tracked by MCSO Air 1 and our K-9 Units.
MCSO’s Special Investigations Section, Warrants, Road Patrol, K-9, CID, Aviation, COP, and the DEA, conducted a warrants sweep earlier this week targeting 35-suspects. All of those suspects sold drugs to undercover detectives or informants at some point throughout this investigation. Earlier this week, detectives, deputies, and agents hit the streets and surprised each of those suspects with their very own arrest warrant. Of the 35 suspects, 21-were located and arrested. Charges ranged from sale and distribution of crack cocaine, LSD, and heroin to sale of Fentanyl.
During the sweep, 22-year old Quinton Mike became angry and violent kicking open the door of our transport van. While still in handcuffs, Mike fled on foot. MCSO Deputy and Air 1 Pilot Sean Marston and Tactical Flight Officer Ed Stagmiller began tracking Mike from the air. K-9 Deputy Justin Albauer and his dog Bingo tracked Mike to a home where he was hiding in a back bedroom. He was taken into custody and charged with escape. He has a $500,000.00 bond. The homeowner who willingly allowed Mike to hide, 50-year old Terry Glenn was later arrested and charged with aiding an escape.
This sweep is part of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office #Relentless effort to target those who sell and distribute dangerous and addictive drugs on our streets.