After Titusville Police received several tips in December 2020 from anonymous sources saying that there were drug deals occurring daily at the Mayfair apartment complex, officers arrested Markhail Bell, 28, for Trafficking Oxycodone pills and Fentanyl.
Members of the Titusville Police Departments Special Investigations Section spent weeks observing Bell and made numerous arrests of Bell’s customers
On January 20, 2021, after a traffic stop of a customer of Bell’s that officers suspected of eating a bag of drugs, officers went to Bell’s apartment building and did not allow anyone to enter a Mazda SUV, observed to be a holding spot for the drugs Bell was selling.
Officers stated that Bell’s probation officers were contacted and informed of the Bell’s activities during the investigation and probation officers responded to Bell’s apartment and conducted a probation compliance check. The only thing of evidentiary value located was a pill bottle which did not belong to the defendant or anyone of his family members. Bell claimed the pill bottle belong to an old roommate.
Bell’s girlfriend and grandmother were also present at the residence and told officers they did not have any prescription medications inside of the vehicle.
Further into an interview with officers, Bell told officers that he was a drug dealer.
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Officer’s asked Bell his opinion on what if the driver of the blue Chrysler minivan overdoses, and Bell responded by saying it would be his fault.
Bell stated to the officer that he was selling drugs because he cannot find a job otherwise.
Officers stated that after a search of the Mazda SUV was conducted, officers found a camouflage zippered bag.
Inside the bag, officers found 15.4 grams of Oxycodone pills and 2.3 g of Fentanyl.
Bell is facing a 1st degree felony, which carries a 15 year mandatory minimum prison sentence, due to the amount of Oxycodone found in the vehicle.
Bell is currently in the Brevard County Jail with a $25,000 bond on the drug charges.