COPS: Tips led to ‘drug house’ raid

Residents’ tips to the Port St. Lucie Police Department sparked an investigation that led to the arrests of three people and the shutdown of a suspected drug house.
The Port St. Lucie Police SWAT team descended on the house, located in the 2400 block of SE Melaleuca Boulevard, last Friday, and arrested Ladameon Leroy Murphy, 39, Travis Laird, 36, and Emanuella Pierre-Toussaint, 24, without incident.
They face charges ranging from probation violation and drug paraphernalia possession to drug trafficking, according to the agency. All three were booked into the St. Lucie County Jail.
Authorities secured the house, clearing the way for detectives and agents from the DEA and ATF to enter and collect evidence. Among the items seized were a Sig .45 caliber handgun, ecstasy, cocaine, oxycodone, prescription medications, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Murphy is currently being held in lieu of $196,000 bail, on numerous charges including felonies for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking oxycodone, cocaine possession with intent to sell, and other charges including controlled substance possession without a prescription, marijuana possession under 20 grams, and drug paraphernalia possession.
Laird has since been released from jail on $16,875 bond. He faces a felony charge of controlled substance possession without a prescription and three misdemeanors for marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and new legend drug possession without prescription, according to his arrest report.
Pierre-Toussaint is in jail in lieu of $750 bail, facing charges that include possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.

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