BRADENTON -- Bradenton police made three arrests Thursday and confiscated narcotics from a home in Bradenton -- known by neighbors for drug activity.
On Thursday, the Bradenton Police Narcotics Unit, Gang Unit and SWAT Team arrived at the home in the 1000 block of Eighth Street West in Bradenton with a search warrant after police received several complaints and tips regarding drug activity at the home, according to a news release. Police say they seized 36.2 grams of cocaine, 115.8 grams of marijuana, .7 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Roderick Duval, 36, of Bradenton, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
One teen was charged with possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest without violence. The other teen was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of marijuana.
The SWAT Team approached the home as two 17-year-olds were inside a vehicle parked outside the home. One teen ran off and was caught less than a block away, while the other complied with police commands, according to the report.
Duval and a woman who was not charged were found inside the home.
Once police had four people in custody and the property was secured, they searched the home and the vehicle the teens had been in. Drug were found in both places, according to the report.
Police said most of the drugs were packaged for sale.
All four suspects were taken to the Bradenton Police Department to be questioned.
The teen were then taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center and Duval was taken to the Manatee County jail. Duval was later released on bonds totaling $2,000.
Anyone having information about this case is asked to call Sgt. Shannon Seymour at 941-932-9316 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 866-634-8477 or send an anonymous etip to manateecrimestoppers.com.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter @JDeLeon1012.