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5 arrested, children found in unsanitary home

St. Johns County detectives served warrant after undercover drug investigation

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Five people were arrested in St. Johns County Friday while detectives and SWAT members were serving a search warrant stemming from an undercover drug investigation.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said three children were also in the home on Duval Street. Deputies said there were unsanitary conditions, including faulty plumbing, faulty exposed wiring, garbage scattered throughout the house and insects found in food.

21-year-old Marcus Antwone Thomas, 19-year-old Jayshad Lavar Early, 18-year-old Jaquan Lamarc Early and 18-year-old Tyronton Daqwan Copeland were arrested on outstanding drug sale warrants. 43-year-old Tonya Michelle Campbell was arrested on child neglect charges.

Detectives and SWAT members served the warrant shortly after 8 a.m. Friday.

Detectives said they also recovered stolen property, including two firearms and ammunition, electronics, jewelry and clothing.

Jayshad Early was arrested on an outstanding warrant for three counts of sale of cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church and two counts of maintaining a drug dwelling with bonds totaling $350,000.

Jaquan Early was arrested on one count of sale or delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with a $100,000 bond.

Copeland was charged with two counts of sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with bonds
totaling $200,000, and Thomas is charged with sale or delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church
with bonds totaling $105,500.

Additional arrests and charges are pending.