Sebastian Police and Homeland Security Arrest Suspect Accused of Using the U.S. Mail to Sell Drugs
Sebastian - Tuesday September 13, 3033: Last week the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Sebastian Police Department helped the Department of Homeland Security and Investigations (HSI) track down and arrest a suspect accused of dealing drugs.
The man was a "known drug dealer" according to a release from the Sebastian Police Department. His name was not mentioned in the release. He is accused of using the U.S. mail to move drugs from city to city.
The SIU Unit and HSI learned that the man was going to be picking up an unknown amount of illegal drugs at the Main Street Post Office where authorities lay in wait to arrest him. When the suspect arrived a traffic stop was attempted, but he refused to stop and fled.
A short pursuit began and officers used a PIT maneuver to get the vehicle stopped. A PIT maneuver is a pursuit tactic during which a patrol car forces a fleeing vehicle to turn sideways abruptly, causing the driver to lose control and come to a stop. The suspect was taken into custody.
The drugs and other items seized from him and his post office box are listed below.
-79.9 grams of Fentanyl-Street Value $11,970
-14.6 grams Methamphetamine-Street Value $730
-1 gram Cocaine-Street Value $50
-$1,245.50 in US Currency
-1 Police Scanner, stolen credit cards, and various drug paraphernalia.