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Sebastian police arrest suspected drug dealers, confiscate drugs, cash

Posted at 11:37 AM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 11:37:34-05

Two Brevard County residents face several drug-related charges after Sebastian police say they arrested the pair following a month-long investigation.

Police say they appeared to be dealing from a Best Western on US 1.

Earlier this week police said while working undercover they bought heroin from Corderro Dante East, 29, of Melbourne and then raided the hotel after securing a search warrant.

They say they found 24 grams of heroin, 59 grams of methamphetamine, 22 grams of powder and crack cocaine, 4 grams of marijuana and a vape pen filled with THC, $4,000 in cash, a scale, and plastic bags. 

Arrested in the room was Alisha Markell Neil, 25, of Rockledge. Police say she later implicated herself in drug activity.

East and Neil face trafficking and drug possession charges.  

“These are not a couple of petit users,” Chief Michelle Morris said in a statement. “They were bringing in illegal drugs from out-of-town and pushing it out to people in the Sebastian area. Many of these purchasers suffer from addiction. Other may have been reselling as secondary dealers."

Police said there was no indication anyone from the hotel was involved 

Officers also seized a vehicle during their investigation and ask anyone with information to call Sebastian Detective Mike Brandes at 772-589-5233, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at (800) 273-8477.