Kelly Ford Employee Falls Asleep in Melbourne Business

Kelly Ford of Melbourne employee arrested.
Kelly Ford of Melbourne employee arrested.

MELBOURNE, Florida – On Tuesday at approximately 11 p.m., a security guard called police after he saw a suspicious person inside Kelly Ford, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Brent Daniel Slater, who was wearing a Kelly Ford employee name tag, was seen stumbling around the business. It caught the attention of a security guard working next door at Spectrum, the report said.

When officers arrived, they observed Slater outside of the business near a vehicle that was parked inside the fenced property belonging to the dealership, according to the report.

“Brent advised he had fallen asleep inside the business and was awoken by the ‘cleaning crew,’ at which time he vacated the building and went towards his vehicle,” the officer said.

According to the police, Slater appeared to be “under the influence of prescription narcotics, based on his slurred speech, inability to stand still,” and drowsiness.

The officer said Slater kept nodding off in mid-conversation while standing near his vehicle.

“Listen, this is my vehicle. no one drives it but me, my keys are somewhere in here,” he told the officer, according to the affidavit.

Police searched the vehicle with Slater’s consent and found several blue pills, which were Alprazolam. Officers then located several white and blue pills identified as Suboxone. A prescription for Suboxone was found in the vehicle, but Slater didn’t have one for Alprazolam, commonly referred to as Xanax.

When the deputy told Slater they found several pills identified as Alprazolam, he replied, “Damn, Wow. Ok,” the affidavit said.

Slater was arrested and charged with a Possessing a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription.

The manager at Kelly Ford allowed Slater to keep his vehicle on the property during his incarceration.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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