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3 Drug Suspects Arrested in Fort Pierce

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Photo courtesy St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
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The 3 suspects that were arrested are Kevin Desmond Florence Jr., 31, Morgan Kathlin Young, 26, and Jariah Jacole Ortiz, 23.

Fort Pierce - Tuesday April 26, 2022: St. Lucie County Sheriff Deputies executed a warrant Tuesday at a home along the 3200 block of Louisiana Avenue in Fort Pierce. 3 people were arrested.

Inside the home the officers seized three handguns, 42.3 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of molly, 253 grams of marijuana, and 2 grams of an unknown substance.

The 3 suspects that were arrested are Kevin Desmond Florence Jr., 31, Morgan Kathlin Young, 26, and Jariah Jacole Ortiz, 23.

Florence was charged with three counts of possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon, trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of MDPV (molly) with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $188,750 bond.

Young was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. She's being held on a $15,750 bond.

Ortiz was arrested on an open warrant. She was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and violation of probation. She is being held on a $19,750 bond.

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From left - Kevin Desmond Florence Jr., 31, Morgan Kathlin Young, 26, and Jariah Jacole Ortiz, 23.