BRADENTON -- Bradenton police found more than a half-pound of marijuana and recovered several items taken in recent burglaries when they raided a house on Seventh Avenue Drive East on Thursday, according to a report. Three suspects were arrested.
The police department's Narcotics Unit and detectives received information that stolen items were being kept in "a known drug house" in the 2000 of Seventh Avenue Drive East, police said.
Officers made several undercover drug buys at the house and then obtained a search warrant.
About 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the Bradenton police SWAT unit raided the house, and found that one of those arrested, Travon McNear "was in the process of bagging 258 grams of marijuana into individual bags for sale," the report states.
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Also present and arrested were Xavier Walker and Breyon Pittman.
During a search of the residence, officers found property that had been stolen in recent burglaries, police said.
"Post-Miranda, narcotics detectives were able to gain confessions from the three arrested persons in reference to distributing the found narcotics," police said.
McNear, 19, was charged drug distribution. He was released from the Manatee County jail after posting a $1,500 bond.
Walker, 33, was charged with drug distribution. He was released from jail after posting a $1,500 bond.
Pittman, 18, was charged with drug possession. He was released from jail after posting a $1,500 bond.