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FDLE: Suspect connected to FSU emergency alert arrested on drug charges

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 14:32:31-04

(WTXL) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested the suspect who prompted an emergency campus-wide alert at Florida State University earlier this month.

According to FDLE, the Organized Crime Squad received information about illegal narcotics activity occurring at Tallahassee apartment complex on Hayden Road back in May.

During the execution of a search warrant on June 8, FDLE says 22-year-old Vincent Bell and three other suspects jumped out of the second story balcony and fled.

While searching the apartment, investigators found marijuana separated for sale, marijuana gummies, digital scales, prescription pills packaged for sale, two stolen firearms and several rounds of ammunition.

Two of the suspects, Travien Davis and Dimitri Rodriquez, were arrested on June 8 in connection to the search.

Since the apartment complex is located near FSU, investigators informed university police of the incident.

In caution, Florida State University issued an alert message advising the campus community to seek shelter while police helped search for Bell.

On Monday, FDLE coordinated with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol, who made a traffic stop and arrested the 22-year-old.

He was booked into Lake County jail for multiple charges including possession of a firearm, operation of a drug residence and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 ft of a college.

FDLE says this case is currently active.