ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — A search warrant signed last week was executed by a SWAT team and narcotics unit on a 26-time charged and 11-time convicted felon’s home, where multiple weapons and illegal narcotics were found along with a woman and two small children staying with him.
Robert Beasley’s latest felony conviction was in December 2020 for drug charges, court records show. After the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) seizure last week, the man now faces a felony weapons charge, three more felony drug charges and one misdemeanor charge. Knocking and announcing themselves, the SWAT team forced themselves inside when nobody answered the door.
The 36-year-old Beasley, Chardae Harris and the two young kids were brought out of the Pensacola home so law enforcement could search it.
According to the affidavit, four weapons were found: a Sig Sauer 9 mm in the bedroom, another Sig Sauer reported stolen underneath the living room couch and two more, which the arrest report did not disclose where they were found.
After being read his rights, Beasley reportedly denied knowing anything about any of the recovered firearms. He did confess to deputies he only “smokes weed” and works at a Sonny’s BBQ restaurant but doesn’t participate in selling drugs. Contrastingly, a large amount of drugs were found consistent with the “street level sale of illegal narcotics,” the records said.
Inside a bowl on top of the kitchen cupboards, authorities found 23 grams of powdered cocaine, two grams of crack cocaine, 45 grams of methamphetamine and two scales, the arrest report said.
Nearby in a closet, marijuana was found — about 388 grams. The records did not state where the remaining marijuana was found, but the sheriff’s office said over 800 grams in total was recovered.
Beasley was booked into the Escambia County Jail and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $136,000.
As of Monday afternoon, he remains in jail and has an arraignment hearing scheduled November 22.
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