Clearwater police arrest 5 and seize drugs, weapons, cash

CLEARWATER — Police arrested five people, and seized drugs, weapons and cash early Friday at 1714 Bentley St.

Clearwater police obtained a search warrant for the residence after the vice/narcotics unit opened an investigation based on ongoing complaints about drug and violent activities.

Seized were 28.2 grams crack cocaine, 4.6 grams of Oxycodone, 100 grams of marijuana, two handguns and more than $12,000 in cash.

While executing the search warrant at 5:51 a.m., Fatini Morad was caught trying to dispose of a large quantity of crack cocaine and Oxycodone, police said.

Morad, 43, was charged with armed trafficking in cocaine, armed trafficking in Oxycodone, felon in possession of firearm, sale and possession of cocaine, sale and possession of Oxycodone.

Also arrested were Ernest Szymanski, 39, who was charged with felon in possession of firearm; Connie Palmer, 57, who was charged with possession of marijuana; Nicholas Morad, 17, who was charged with violation of probation on sale and possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana; and a juvenile, age not given, who was arrested for resisting arrest without violence.

Clearwater police arrest 5 and seize drugs, weapons, cash 10/16/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 16, 2009 4:18pm]

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