Daycare Teacher Arrested After Selling Crack Cocaine

Vero Beach daycare teacher arrested during drug bust.
Vero Beach daycare teacher arrested during drug bust.

VERO BEACH – A 26-year-old daycare teacher was arrested Friday after selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Centeria Monique Brown, of Vero Beach, was charged Felony Sale Cocaine, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The Special Investigations Unit conducted a “buy bust” by calling Brown with an informant to place a $40 order for crack cocaine, the report said.

Brown said she was on her way from Gifford and agreed to meet them at a pre-determined location to sell the crack cocaine, the affidavit said.

The SIU team took up position and waited for Brown. At approximately 10 p.m., she arrived at the location to sell the drugs.

Following the deal, police intercepted Brown’s vehicle by conducting a traffic stop. Deputies collected a bag of crack cocaine in the vehicle, according to the arrest affidavit. There was also a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun found concealed on Brown.

Although Brown has a valid concealed weapons permit, she committed a criminal enhancement by carrying a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Brown was transported to the Indian River County Jail where bond was set at $12,500. She posted bond Saturday morning.

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