Parkgoers at Riverview Park in Sebastian contacted police about a man “smoking drugs”

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown

A man seen smoking from what was described as a “crack pipe” on one of the Twin Piers at Riverview Park told police that he was only “enjoying his freedom.”

On Sunday, at approximately 2:31 pm, a couple of parkgoers observed the man smoking out of a “glass pipe” on the north dock. The Sebastian man was later identified as Ryan Brown, 39.

While talking with Brown, the responding officer observed a bag strapped to him. A search of the bag yielded a small blue box containing a white crystal-like substance, which field-tested positive for Amphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Brown was charged with Resisting Arrest Without Violence, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

He was transported to the Indian River County Jail, where his bond was set at $6,000.


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Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.