Police K-9 Locate Illegal Drugs in Palm Bay

K-9 alerts officer of large amount of drugs found in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Palm Bay.
K-9 alerts officer of large amount of drugs found in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Palm Bay. (Photo: Palm Bay Police Department)

PALM BAY, Florida – On Monday morning, a traffic stop in Palm Bay yielded a lot of illicit drugs and two loaded handguns.

Palm Bay Officer Aaron Yuergens stopped a 2007 Nissan Altima when he learned that the driver was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Yuergens pulled the vehicle over at approximately 1:00 a.m. at Malabar Road and Babcock Street.

Officer George Von Edwins’ K-9 “Delta” alerted to the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle. Yuergens conducted a search of the vehicle and located two loaded guns on the front passenger seat. Also located in the vehicle was approximately seven pounds of Cannabis, 2.2 lbs of Crystal Methamphetamine, 163 grams of MDMA and $11,805.00 in U.S. Currency.

Michael Gordon Watson of Palm Bay was arrested on multiple charges.
Michael Gordon Watson of Palm Bay was arrested on multiple charges. (Photo: Brevard County Jail)

The 2007 Nissan Altima was also seized, which belonged to the driver. The suspect was identified as Michael Gordon Watson of the 1400 block of Sacramento Avenue SE, Palm Bay.

Watson was charged with Driving with a Suspended Drivers License, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Trafficking in MDMA, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Felony Possession of Cannabis.

Watson is currently at The Brevard County Jail with no bond.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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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.