BSO confiscates 36 guns, cash and drugs from Pompano Beach storage unit
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County Sheriff’s deputies confiscated 36 guns, cash and drugs from a storage unit as part of a drug investigation, Wednesday night, officials said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team said they arrested 46-year-old Scott Fernandez for selling drugs out of his home, and from there, they were led to the storage unit at Xtra Space Storage in Pompano Beach, where they found drugs, cash and guns.
“This guy’s a mid-level dealer,” BSO Sgt. George Anthony said.
The Crime Suppression Team started investigating Fernandez two months ago, and they said they found he was selling drugs from his home. With the help of drug K-9 Sunny, they were led to the storage unit.
After entering with a search warrant, BSO said they found nearly 400 grams of cocaine, bags of marijuana, stashes of pills and dozens of guns.
BSO found long guns, high-powered weapons and handguns, according to BSO. At least five of the guns were reported stolen, BSO said.
“We just felt that it would be in our best interest, and the community, that we seize these weapons to make sure that they haven’t been used in any other crimes,” Anthony said.
Officials said they also found cash.
“We seized $21,600 in currency,” Anthony said. “The subject doesn’t have a job, so all the money that he had are from ill-gotten means.”
One other person was arrested, but police didn’t release their name.
Fernandez faces charges for trafficking cocaine and Oxycontin. He also faces several drug possession charges, including possession of over 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of Xanax, morphine, flakka, Endocet and methadone.