30 bags of heroin found after Melbourne car chase

Chase ended when vehicle hit front porch of home

MELBOURNE, Fla. – An 18-year-old Melbourne man was booked into jail over the weekend after Melbourne police found 30 bags of heroin along with an assortment of other narcotics in a stolen car officers said he was driving.

Heyward Hilton, Melbourne was charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing to elude, possession of a felony controlled substance while in control of a motor vehicle and having no driver’s license, after Melbourne police spotted a stolen Buick that matched the description issued in an earlier alert, records show.

The incident happened about 11 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Mill Street and Main Street, according to News 6 news partner Florida Today.

Police said the Buick was parked and that an officer spotted 18-year-old Kinte Brooks, wanted on an unrelated charge, standing outside of the vehicle.

Police determined that the Buick had been stolen and attempted to carry out a traffic stop.

Police pursued the car during a low-speed pursuit but carried out the stop after the vehicle driven by Hilton veered into the front porch of a home on Mill Street. Officers searched the vehicle and found bags packed with heroin, 30 rocks of crack cocaine and just under 20 grams of marijuana, police report.

Police took Hilton and Brooks, a passenger in the Buick, into custody.

Brooks was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, records show. A third passenger, a 17-year-old, was also arrested on three active, unrelated felony warrants.

No court dates have been set.