Four men arrested for selling drugs out of Tallahassee apartment

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 13:33:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police have arrested four roommates after a six-month investigation led them to find thousands of dollars in cash and more than two pounds of marijuana inside their Tallahassee apartment.

On Tuesday, the Florida State University Police Department arrested Daniel Daniel Vincent Diaz, 21; Matthew John Horn, 21; Renaldo Orellana Jr., 21; and Kyle Ronald Raymond, 20. All four were booked into the Leon County Detention Center on drug-related charges.

Police said the total seizure from the search warrant was $11,192 in cash and around 2.3 pounds (1,056 grams) of marijuana. 

In a probable cause affidavit, police said that while executing their search warrant at the Woodlands Apartment Complex, 2195 W. Tennessee St., they found and detained four people within the apartment.

An investigator wrote that officers found a "large amount of illegal narcotics (marijuana) throughout the kitchen inside of multiple cabinets and in plain view on the counter tops." Drug paraphernalia was also found in plain sight and in multiple cabinets throughout the kitchen.

In the kitchen, police said there was $390 cash in one cabinet, 831.5 grams of marijuana, $1,180 cash in a separate cabinet, scales and several paraphernalia items.

Surveillance of the apartment confirmed multiple people coming and going frequently from it, the court document said.

"It is reasonable to conclude that anyone living in the residence knew or should have known that controlled substances were being unlawfully used, stored, or sold within the residence," police wrote.

Documents say that officers also searched the men's rooms.

In Diaz' room, according to the court document, officers found five glass vials of steroids, $265 cash, a large glass bong and 37.5 grams of marijuana shake. Diaz admitted to owning and storing the marijuana and cash in the kitchen. He also admitted to routinely making drug sells at the apartment.

When Horn was asked if he had anything illegal in his room, he said that a clear glass vial on the floor containing steroids as well as a box of needles in his closet were his. He also identified a bong as belonging to him.

Documents say Orellana told officers the marijuana and drug paraphernalia that was on a desk belonged to him. Officer also found $9,200 in cash inside a locked safe in his room under his bed, grinders, scales and 9 grams of marijuana.

After being read his rights, Raymond declined to speak with an investigator, the court document said. In his room, police found 127.5 grams of marijuana in two vacuum containers, 7 grams of marijuana on the bathroom floor, 3 grams of marijuana on the desk, rolling papers, bong, smoking pipe, $157 in cash, and 40.5 grams of marijuana inside of the toilet.

Raymond told officers he was scared an tried to flush the contraband down the toilet, but officers prevented him from completing the act.

Their charges are as follows:

Daniel Vincent Diaz, 21

  • Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
  • Possession of narcotics equipment
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity

Matthew John Horn, 21

  • Keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity
  • Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription

Renaldo Orellana Jr., 21

  • Possession of marijuana of not more than 20 grams
  • Possession of narcotic equipment
  • Keeping public nuisance structure for drug activity 

Kyle Ronald Raymond, 20

  • Keeping public nuisance structure for drug activity
  • Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana
  • Possession of narcotic equipment
  • Destroying or tampering with evidence

Raymond was released from jail on a $5,000 bond, Diaz was released on an $11,500 bond, Horn was released on $3,500 bond, and Orellana was released on a $2,000 bond.

Court documents list Raymond as a student at Florida State University and Orellano as a student at Tallahassee Community College. No occupation or school was listed for Diaz or Horn.