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Deputies arrest heroin dealer at Bradenton motel

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MANATEE CO., FL (WWSB) – The Manatee County Sheriff’s Department located a 37-year-old man who is an active heroin dealer in Manatee County.

The Special Investigations Unit began to track Joshua Smith after arrest warrants were issued for Violation of Probation from previous heroin sales.

Smith was found at a motel around 1 a.m. in the 600 block of 67th Street Circle E. in Bradenton on Sunday.

When he was arrested, he was in possession of a trafficking amount of methamphetamine and a highly dangerous fentanyl substance, according to deputies. 

Smith was charged with the Violation of Probation and additional possession and trafficking charges.

If you have more information on this case, contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-8477.