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Cocoa mayor's son arrested in drug bust

Jake Williams, 36, arrested by Brevard deputies

COCOA, Fla. – Dozens of people — including the son of Cocoa's mayor — were arrested Wednesday following a sweeping investigating involving heroin, cocaine and other drugs, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

The arrest happened Wednesday and involved Jake Williams, a 36-year-old Cocoa resident, being charged with racketeering, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of cocaine and use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony, jail records show. 

The arrest was one of 42 carried out by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office into the distribution of heroin and other drugs on the Space Coast, according to a news release. Williams will appear before a judge at the Brevard County Jail on Thursday.

It is the second major sweep announced by the Sheriff's Office in recent months. In May, sheriff’s officials described the dismantling of a major drug operation in Brevard. More than 60 people were arrested and at least 100 warrants issued. 

The Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to inquiries about the arrests or the extent of Williams’ involvement in the latest case.  

Cocoa Mayor Jake Williams, who shares the same name with his son, attended Tuesday evening's city council meeting. He issued a statement to Florida Today about his son's arrest. 

"I am still gathering all of the information related to the incident. I do not condone this type of behavior," the mayor said in the statement. "He is my son and I love him, but he is an adult that needs to be responsible for his actions."

ake Williams, 35, of Cocoa: The investigation determined that Williams was a source of supply for heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday night.'

Williams was involved in the purchase of drugs which were then sold by himself and/or others within the organization in the Brevard County area, officials said.

Williams' charges: Racketeer influenced and corrupt organization (RICO), solicitation to sell heroin, cocaine, controlled substance, conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine, controlled substance, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, Bail $2,900,000

Jody Bastine, 55, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $70,000

Stacey Bilota, 56, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $18,000

Sean Brown, 48, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $50,000

Joseph Burton, 38, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $36,000

Michael Burton, 45, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell methamphetamine, heroin, conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $24,000

Buck Clark, 54, Homeless, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, conspiracy to possess heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

James Colello, 57, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $50,000

Joel Cooper, 33, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to traffic heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail: $202,000

Jennifer Cronin, 33, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, conspiracy to possess heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $18,000

Robert Dean, 51, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

Sandra Dix, 55, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $50,000

Quentin Dupree, 59, Rockledge, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

Brandon Huff, 35, Merritt Island, Charges: Trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $365,000

Mark Hurst, 34, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

Chanel Jenkins, 41, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, conspiracy to possess heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

Dara Jones, 35, Merritt Island, Solicitation to Sell Heroin, Conspiracy to possess heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail: $27,000

Mark Jones, 53, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $130,000

Ryan Malley, 39, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell a controlled substance (2 counts), unlawful use of a two-way communication device (2 counts). Bail: $34,000

Stephen Maugeri, 48, Viera, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, conspiracy to possess heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $40,000

Carl McClintock, 45, Merritt Island, Charges: Racketeering Influenced in Corrupt Organization, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, 28-200 grams (3 counts), unlawful use of a two-way communication device (3 counts). Bail: $406,000

Tyler Million, 24, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, conspiracy to possess heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $50,000

Hubertus Mink, 35, Rockledge, Charges: Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO), solicitation to sell heroin (3 counts), conspiracy to possess heroin (3 counts), solicitation to sell methamphetamine (2 counts), conspiracy to possess methamphetamine (2 counts), unlawful use of a two-way communications device (4 counts). Bail: $233,000

Nathaniel Noble, 34, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to possess heroin, solicitation to sell heroin, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail: $90,000

Derek Nolting, 46, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to possess heroin, conspiracy to purchase heroin, and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail: $30,000

Camron Palmer, 47, Merritt Island, Charges: solicitation to sell heroin (2 counts), conspiracy to possess heroin (2 counts), unlawful use of a two-way communications device (2 counts). Bail: $54,000

Randale Parks, 32, Rockledge, Charges: Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, methamphetamine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $122,000

Vicki Patterson, 50, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $50,000

Raysean Phillips, 37, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to traffic heroin, solicitation to sell methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $364,000

Rochelle Pittman, 41, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine 14-28 grams (3 counts), unlawful use of a two-way communications device (3 counts). Bail: $306,000

Cleopatra Price, 45, Titusville, Charges: Lease or rent to traffic in or sell a controlled substance, solicitation to sell a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail: $13,000

Tara Ricks, 42, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

Troy Roghelia, 53, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $30,000

Sharley Roman, 24, Cocoa, Charges: Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, solicitation to sell methamphetamine, heroin, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. 

Bail $9,000

Francisco Cedano Santiago, 39, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, cocaine, conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail $50,000

Timothy Sigler, 59, Cocoa, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail: $1,120,000

John Stephens III, 33, Titusville, Charges: Trafficking heroin, fentanyl, conspiracy to traffic heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, solicitation to sell cocaine, methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, cocaine, controlled substance, sale of heroin, on site VOP, unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bail $1,000,000

Tracey V. Stevens, 55, Melbourne, Charges: Solicitation to sell cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail $30,000

Heather Studley, 32, Merritt Island, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin, cocaine, conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Bail $53,000

Mark Swaim, 31, Merritt Island, Charges: Racketeer influenced and criminal organization, solicitation to sell heroin (13 counts), conspiracy to possess heroin (12 counts), solicitation to sell controlled substance, conspiracy to possess controlled substance, and unlawful use of 2 way communication device (14 counts). Bail $ 303,000

Freddy Townsend, 39, Palm Bay, Charges: Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, over 28 grams but less than 200 grams (2 counts), unlawful use of two-way communications device (2 counts). Bail: $204,000

Desirae White, 25, Titusville, Charges: Solicitation to sell heroin (3 counts), conspiracy to possess heroin (3 counts), unlawful use of a two-way communications device (7 counts). Bail $234,000

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