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SWAT Team and detectives raid 'drug den' in Indian River County

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 16:30:07-04

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Indian River County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit raided a "drug den" in Gifford and found stolen weapons, money, counterfeit money, drugs, and drug paraphernalia. This, after the agency conducted narcotics purchases during the past two months from Tony Fuller of 44th Street in Gifford.

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In a statement, Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar says, “When our detectives entered the home, they discovered a drug den. Drugs and guns were located in every room. Fuller had an altar made of rocks with money and drugs adorning it.”

With a search warrant detectives were assisted by K-9, ATF, and DEA Agents. Items found three AK-47 rifles, two AR-15 rifles (modified to fully automatic), a foreign made SKS rifle, a 30-30 scoped rifle, two Kel Tek .380 handguns, three Glock .45 caliber handguns, a Glock .40 handgun, and Smith & Wesson .357 and .38 revolvers.

Officials say they also found $7,249 in drug money and $12,000 in counterfeit money.

The drugs included 637 prescription pills, 184 grams of Molly, 123 grams of MDMA, 360 grams of marijuana, 7 grams of cocaine, more than a pound of codeine/promethazine syrup, scales, packaging, and drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff says seven of the firearms have been confirmed as stolen.

Fuller was arrested and charged with nineteen counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of a machine gun, two counts of possession of a bump stock, trafficking in heroin, ten counts of possession with intent to sell (prescription pills, cocaine, marijuana), and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fuller will also face charges on six outstanding arrest warrants obtained as part of the undercover operation including charges of sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church. Fuller is being held at the Indian River County Jail without bond.