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Melbourne police netted five arrests along with 22 grams of marijuana in a targeted sweep Wednesday near a convenience store.
The arrests came as part of an ongoing focus targeting suspected street-level drug dealing in and around the area near the University Food Mart, 653 E. University Blvd.
Arrested were Fredstern Gray, 38, possession of Oxycodone; Azalea King, 36, possession of cocaine, possession of cannabis; Irving Thomas Jr., 56, possession of cocaine: Cecil Smart, open container of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and Carlos Vicente Abad, driving while license suspended with knowledge, violation of probation, reports show.
Detectives recovered 1.1 grams of cocaine, three Oxycodone pills, and 22 grams of cannabis. The five people taken into custody were booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex in Sharp.
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