Stuart, FL (July 14, 2019) - Four men have been arrested in connection with what authorities are calling a business drug front scheme.
The business in question is Porch Life Entertainment Global Creations LLC and Splurg Game Hall, located in the 3600 block of Southeast Salerno Road. Police say that an investigation into the business first began in August 2018 when informants entered the stores for the purpose of buying and selling drugs. Police say that the informants were able to successfully make multiple transactions involving cocaine.
Officers have now arrested 26-year-old Monterious McClain, 27-year-old Kenneth Lewis, 47-year-old Shawn Christie, and 21-year-old Monteis Sims on various drug charges. The four were arrested between July 5th and 6th.
Patterson has been charged with eight counts of selling cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and illegal use of two-way communication. Thompson is charged with drug trafficking, five counts of possession of a controlled substance and illegal use of a two-way communication device. Lewis is charged with selling cocaine and Sims has been charged with transporting drug paraphernalia.
All four suspects were taken to the Martin County Jail. Sims and Lewis have since posted bail and been released.
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