57ºF

Heroin, stolen gun, cash found during search of Melbourne home, police say

Claude Osbourne, 35, arrested

photo

MELBOURNE, Fla.One arrest was made and others are pending after police said evidence of drug sales and usage was found at a home at 811 Calloway Lane.

The Melbourne Police Department said its Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the SWAT team, served a narcotics search warrant at the residence, where multiple drug-buy operations were conducted, resulting in numerous drug-sale charges.

Police said they seized 6 grams of heroin, cash and two firearms, one of which was a .380 Ruger LCP that was stolen during a 2015 Melbourne auto burglary. The other was a .45 Kahr semi-automatic.

Claude Osbourne, 35, who was out on bail for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking in a controlled substance, was arrested. He is charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell or deliver and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


About the Author: