Search warrant yields guns, pills, cocaine and money in Indian River County

Suspect faces multiple charges
Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 31, 2016

A 4-month narcotics investigation in Indian River County has ended in an arrest.

Detectives served the warrant in the 8400 block of 59th Ave. in Vero Beach, where they say they located and seized:

  • 184 hydromorphone pills 
  • 52 oxycontin pills
  • 86 grams of powder and crack cocaine, 9 grams of marijuana, a Taurus .357 caliber handgun 
  • Walther .22 caliber handgun 
  • Harrington shotgun 
  • $7,881 in drug money 
  • $200 in counterfeit currency 
  • Two stolen motorcycles
  • 12 Dewalt brand power tools stolen from Home Depot
  • Jewelry 
  • 20-foot lawn trailer containing lawn equipment all which is believed to be stolen

The estimated street value of the seized narcotics is $15,000. 

Terence Lee, 31, of Vero Beach was arrested and faces the following charges:

  • Three counts of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church 
  • Four counts of possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in hydromorphone 
  • Trafficking in oxycodone,
  • Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia

"Our detectives did an outstanding job investigating this case and putting Terence Lee behind bars where he belongs. Mr. Lee had his hands in illegal narcotics, counterfeit money, and stolen goods. We are confident that we will close some theft and burglary cases as a result of this investigation," said Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar in a news release.

Lee is being held at the Indian River County Jail on $386,000 bond.

Anyone with information about this case or any other open investigations is urged to contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).