Loud music, pot, profanities, traffic lead to arrest of 8 at Port St. Lucie house
Will Greenlee, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
5:22 AM, Jan 3, 2013
2:23 PM, Jan 3, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Complaints about a home on Southwest Dorchester Street in Port St. Lucie led to the arrest of the homeowner, her son and six others this week almost exclusively on drug-related charges, according to affidavits obtained Wednesday and a sheriff's detective.
The complaints about the home in the 700 block of Southwest Dorchester Street included five to six vehicles being parked there; loud music being played; marijuana being smoked in the garage; profanities being yelled; and lots of vehicular traffic, according to a St. Lucie County Sheriff's detective.
"The entire residence smells of marijuana. It appears that marijuana was possessed and smoked in every room of the house," states an affidavit for one of those arrested.
Sheriff's officials on Monday searched the residence, turning up about 3 ounces of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia. A small rap music studio apparently had been set up in the residence, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Shannon Slover, 55, was identified as the home's owner. She told investigators she knew of the pot sales from the home. Slover and her 21-year-old son, William Slover, each were arrested on charges including possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Some neighbors, such as Andreia Quintao, said the Sheriff's Office's actions at the home came as a relief.
"Finally, finally," Quintao said Wednesday.
Quintao said she noted loud music, fighting, yelling and suspected drug transactions.
"Especially like in the weekends, we see a lot of traffic in there," Quintao said. "A lot of cars pull in the driveway. Sometimes they go to the mailbox, put something in the mailbox and the car drives by, and takes something out of the mailbox and leaves."
Shannon Slover, standing in the garage of the home, declined comment.
The listed address of the Slovers is the home where the search warrant was served. Markin Leger, 20, and 25-year-old Mavet Joseph also have the home as their listed address. Leger was arrested on charges including possession with intent to sell marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Joseph was arrested on a felony marijuana-related charge and a misdemeanor driving with a suspended license charge.
Others arrested in connection with the investigation were identified as Windoff Jenice, 19; Chrismanuel Theophile, 20; Devin Servan, 18; and 24-year-old Xavier Menckeberg. All have listed addresses in Port St. Lucie.
Servan and Jenice each were arrested on charges including possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Theophile was arrested on charges including possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Menckeberg was arrested on a tampering with evidence charge.