NR 18-23 Sheriff’s Office Investigation Dismantles Drug Organization

May 8, 2018 - 4:57 pm Author: Category:

An investigation into a Brevard County drug organization is culminating today with the arrests of 21 individuals. Sheriff’s Agents with the Special Investigations Unit conducted the investigation that focused on an organization that was led by 32-year-old, Larrico Smith of 970 Cayuga Avenue NE, Palm Bay. The persons within the organization were involved in the distribution of heroin and cocaine that was being sold to dealers in Central and South Brevard. The investigation determined that the organization utilized violence to intimidate rival drug dealers, as evidenced by the solicitation charge brought against Smith. 

Today, BCSO SWAT Team members executed search warrants on nine residences in Central and South Brevard. Simultaneously, members of the G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R. Task Force arrested the suspects who had been identified throughout the course of the investigation; serving arrest warrants that had been signed by a judge. Seized during the execution of the warrants were 7 automobiles, motorcycles, 3 all-terrain vehicles, $50,000 in cash, 8 firearms as well as 2 kilograms of Heroin, 1 kilogram of Cocaine, 1.5 kilograms of Methamphetamine and other assorted controlled substances. 

Larrico Smith was arrested and charged with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Solicitation to Commit Murder, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (28 Grams to 30 Kilograms) (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (4 grams to 14 Grams) (1 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (500 Grams to 30 Kilograms), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (28 Grams to 500 Grams) (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Heroin (1 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine (2 Counts), Violation of Felony Probation, and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (13 Counts), Bond: $360,000 (Arrested) 

Also identified during the operation and arrested today were: 

Tennyson Bailey, 47, 2031 Maid Marion Lane, Melbourne, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts) and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Bond: $25,000 (Arrested) 

Kristen Bell, 24, 615 Kingswood Avenue, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (28 Grams to 30 Kilograms), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (4 grams to 14 Grams) (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine (6 

Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Heroin (4 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine (5 Counts) and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (5 Counts), Bond: $285,000 (Arrested) 

Edward William Burgess Jr., 45, 817 Torrence St, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Solicitation to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts) and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (3 Counts) (Arrested) 

Cesar Buenafe Degala Jr., 45, 210 Lee Street, Satellite Beach, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine (28 grams to 30 Kilograms), Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond: (Arrested) 

Thomas Palumbo, 53, 2643 Bradfordt Drive, Melbourne, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (28 Grams to 30 Kilograms), Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine, Solicitation to Sell Cocaine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 Counts), Sale of Cocaine (3 Counts), Possession of Cocaine (3 Counts), Bond: $70,000, (Arrested) 

Andre Phillips, 33, 1104 Musgrass Cir, West Melbourne, Charges: Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (3 Counts), Bond: $30,000 (Arrested) 

Ryan Elisha Philipoff, 27, 20 Lago Circle #306, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin (28 grams to 30 Kilograms), Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine (400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms), and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 counts), Bond: $175,000 (Arrested) 

Robbe Pullins, 41, 35 Circle Ave. Apt 11, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (28 grams to 30 kilograms) (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine (400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Heroin (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine (3 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine (2 Counts) and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (9 Counts), Bond: $335,000 (Arrested) 

Andrew Young, 33, 4846 Verona Cir, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (28 Grams to 30 Kilograms) (2 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (4 grams to 14 Grams) (6 Counts), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (28 Grams to 30 Kilograms) (3 Counts) Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine (7 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Heroin (10 Counts), Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine (9 Counts) and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (27 Counts), Bond: $435,000 (Arrested) 

The following persons have active warrants and are currently being sought in connection with this investigation: 

Gregory Butler, 34, 2730 Village Park, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin (4 grams to 14 grams), Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond: $115,000 

Lenora Cherrylynn Galvin, 42, 513 North Carolina Ave., Cocoa, Charges: Solicit to Sell Cocaine (2 counts), Solicit to Sell Heroin (2 counts), and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 counts) 

Dennis Allan Law, 58, 815 East Fee Avenue, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin (4 grams to 14 Grams) (2 Counts), Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine (4 Counts), and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (7 Counts) 

Jeffrey Paul Marcan, 35, 751 Glen Abbey Way, Melbourne, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine, Solicitation to Sell Cocaine and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device 

Dakota Asher McBryar, 29, 561 Coconut Dr, Indialantic, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin (4 grams to 14 grams), and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond: $40,000 

William Mintz, 46, 1245 Garfield Street, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine (28 Grams-30 Kilograms), Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device (3 Counts), Bond: $100,000 

Douglas Lavant Nelson, 22, 1151 Bridgewater Drive, Melbourne, Charges: Solicitation to Purchase Cocaine (2 counts), Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 counts), Bond: $26,000 

Jeffrey Patterson, 34, 1489 White Cap Way, Melbourne, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin (28 grams to 30 Kilograms), Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device 

Adam Wayne Platt, 31, 2352 Bagdad Ave Orlando, Charges: Solicitation to Sell Heroin and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond: $15,000 

Carl Lopak Strohlin, 37, 305 Patrick Cir, Melbourne, Charges: Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin (4 grams to 14 grams), Solicitation to Sell Methamphetamine, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device, Bond: $45,000 

Megan Lee White, 30, Post Road, Melbourne, Charges: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Conspiracy to Racketeer, Conspiracy to traffic heroin, Solicitation to sell methamphetamine, Solicitation to sell heroin and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device (2 Counts) 

A photographic array of all suspects can be found below. 

Anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to please call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit at 321-633-1216 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and the caller may remain anonymous. 

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.