CHILD NEGLECT, ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES STEM FROM ESCAMBIA DRUG INVESTIGATION

Five people are facing charges after Escambia County deputies searched a home as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. The location of the home was redacted from the arrest report. Deputies arrested five people during the search on February 15. 19-year-old Brandi Nicole Bell and 22-year-old Dillon Matthew Eddins are charged with child neglect and animal cruelty. Eddins is also charged with keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity, drug trafficking, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the arrest report, deputies found numerous loaded firearms and quantities of illegal narcotics unsecured throughout the home, in the presence of a one-year-old child. Investigators seized two dogs from the home. The arrest report says one of the dogs was found in a cage with no food or water available. The dog, the report says, was “clearly dehydrated and emaciated.” 47-year-old Scott Kelly Eddins is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. 32-year-old Brittany Michelle Chaney is charged with possession of cocaine. According to the Escambia County Jail, she is also wanted on charges out of state. 22-year-old Jesse Allen Geoghahan is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. According to the arrest report, when investigators arrived at the home, they found Geoghahan in the living room with an unsecured semi-automatic handgun inches from where he was sitting. The arrest report includes a lengthy list of items seized from the home, including 12 handguns and rifles and a variety of ammunition. Drugs listed include marijuana, spice, heroin, crack cocaine, and the prescription painkiller Tramadol.

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