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For the third time in the last two months, the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) makes arrests following an early-morning raid on a beachside property which has been the source of numerous drug-related complaints from the Daytona Beach community.
Members of DBPD’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) units took four people into custody (January 28, 2021) just before 6 A.M. after a search warrant was served at 612 Ribault Avenue.
Officers also seized 63 grams of methamphetamine and various kinds of drug paraphernalia found inside the home during the raid.
“We’d like to thank the community for continuing to provide tips about drug houses like the one we entered this morning,” says DBPD Captain Scott Lee, who oversees the POP Unit. “Just letting us know what you see may seem like a small thing, but it’s really not. It allows us to build solid cases, put these kinds of people behind bars and improve the quality of life for residents.”
The following people were found inside the home at 612 Ribault Avenue and taken into custody during this morning’s raid:
Derrick Goodin: 23 years old. He’s charged with resisting arrest without violence.
Moises Ocasio: 46 years old. He’s charged with resisting arrest without violence.
Christopher Schmahlenberger: 47 years old. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a place where controlled substance is illegally kept and unlawful possession of a Schedule II substance.
Johnnie Staley: 22 years old. He’s charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a place where controlled substance is illegally kept and unlawful possession of a Schedule II substance.
POP and SWAT units also teamed up twice in December to execute similar search warrants at two motels: the Best Southern Sun Plaza Motel on 1011 South Ridgewood Avenue and the Camellia Motel on 1055 North Atlantic Avenue. A combined total of ten people were arrested on a variety of charges following those raids, mostly drug-related.
Those who would like to report similar problems in their neighborhoods are encouraged to contact DBPD POP Unit Sergeant Kevin Connelly at ConnellyKevin@DBPD.us or (386) 671-5162.