Brevard drug bust nets enough fentanyl to kill 500,000, dozens arrested, sheriff says

in Brevard County News & Events


COCOA, Fla. – A six-month Brevard County investigation resulted in the seizure of 3 pounds of lethal fentanyl, 75 firearms, the arrests of 60 people and more than 100 warrants for arrest, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday.

Ivey said the drug operation was the largest in Brevard County’s history, spanned across the county and has far-reaching implications in other states.

“These are the faces of your next-door neighbor,” Ivey said, standing in front of two posters with more than 100 faces of suspects. “These are the faces of people selling poison.”

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office seized kilos of fentanyl and heroin and $100,000 in cash. Ivey said they confiscated enough opioids for 500,000 lethal doses.