Vero Beach Woman Charged With Felony Cocaine Possession

A 20-year-old woman was arrested on felony cocaine charges in Vero Beach.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested on felony cocaine charges in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – On Friday morning, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible attempted burglary and stopped a vehicle in Vero Beach that matched the description.

During the stop, deputies ordered all occupants out of the vehicle. One female that was in the back seat appeared to be hiding or trying to conceal something.

A K9 unit arrived on the scene, and the dog alerted deputies. A search of the vehicle located two syringes, one having a reddish-brown substance, and another was clear.

Deputies then made contact with the female suspect, identified as 20-year-old Danielle Rae Leach Wright.

When asked what she was doing in the backseat, Wright told deputies she was attempting to conceal the syringes. She told deputies that when she sticks the needles into her, it causes blood to go into the syringe with the drug before she injects it.

Wright then told deputies that there were more syringes in the vehicle that she was attempting to hide.

Deputies found more syringes along with a powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. Wright said the items belonged to her.

Another powder substance was found on Wright, with a pinkish orange color. It tested positive for some type of amphetamine.

Wright was transported to the Indian River County Jail where she was charged with drug paraphernalia and felony cocaine possession. Bond set at $10,500.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.