Current Weather

Search Warrant Uncovers Home Filled With Illegal Drugs

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office
February 13, 2024, the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Bureau executed a search warrant at 2817 SW Hillsborough Avenue Lot 6 in Arcadia. As our team approached the residence, a vehicle sped off! The driver, identified as Brian Salcedo, had recently been released from prison on felony drug charges and had failed to register as a felon in our county. Our vigilant deputies swiftly conducted a traffic stop.
While the search was conducted inside the residence, detectives uncovered over 15 pounds of marijuana, 17 THC smoking devices, various THC edibles and alarming drug paraphernalia. Additionally, a firearm with ammunition was also seized — despite Salcedo’s status as a convicted felon, which strictly prohibits him from firearm possession.
Following thorough investigation, Brian Salcedo now faces charges including but not limited to Possession of Marijuana with intent to Sell or Deliver, Possession of Controlled Substance without prescription, Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by Convicted Felon, Possession of drug paraphernalia and Failure to register as convicted felon.
Tamia Yvonne Randolph and Victoria Alexandra Randolph were also arrested and have since been released on bond by the courts. They currently face charges related to the possession and distribution of illegal substances.
Sheriff Potter emphasizes this operation exemplifies our unwavering commitment to combatting illicit activities in DeSoto County. We urge everyone in our community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior promptly to our agency by contacting our non-emergency line at 863-993-4700.
” width=”18″ height=”18″ />
All reactions: