ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested six people and uncovered a smorgasbord of cash, guns and drugs after executing search warrants this week at homes in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, according to recently released records.
Five firearms — two of which were reported stolen out of St. Lucie County — more than two dozen Ecstasy pills and almost five ounces of marijuana turned up at a home searched Wednesday in the 400 block of North 20th Street in Fort Pierce.
Freddy Perez Mazariegoz, 24, was arrested there on six felony charges and a single misdemeanor charge, while Allan Perez Mazariegoz, 20, was arrested on a single misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
On Thursday, after searching a home in the 300 block of North 16th Street in Fort Pierce, sheriff's investigators arrested Anthony Lee Walker, 25; Rakad Ihab El-Jechi, 24; and 19-year-old Sable Mercedes Quintero. Each faces at least three felony and one misdemeanor charges.
Walker was seen next to the bathroom door, and a smoked marijuana cigar was floating in the toilet. Investigators found a "large amount" of money while searching El-Jechi's room. Cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy pills, a loaded .38 caliber handgun, ammunition and a digital scale with cocaine and marijuana residue were in a backpack under the home.
El-Jechi, a convicted felon, said his fingerprints or DNA "might" be on the handgun. Walker said he lives at the home, but denied selling drugs. Quintero declined to speak with investigators.
Also Thursday, officials arrested David "Shady" Pitts, 32, of the 1900 block of Southeast Manth Lane in Port St. Lucie.
Investigators found items including marijuana, crack and powder cocaine, oxycodone pills, $1,187 and a loaded .38 caliber handgun. Pitts, who has three felony convictions, told investigators his 9-month-old child and 9-year-old child were in the home. They were in Pitts' bedroom and turned over to Pitts' father.
Investigators also found "a photo with Pitts indicating gang affiliation" in a bedroom closet.
"Pitts expressed that he knew he was in a lot of trouble," an affidavit states.