Alleged drug dealer raided by police while showing off cash in Facebook Live stream

Swat team threw smoke bomb before descending on the property, neighbours say

Narjas Zatat
Saturday 03 June 2017 14:21 BST
Man has home raided by police while on Facebook Live flaunting cash

An alleged drug dealer filmed himself showing off wads of cash during a live online video stream when his house was raided by police.

Breon Hollings was arrested after officers found a handgun, ammunition, crack cocaine, oxycodone pills and drug paraphernalia in his trailer, according to an arrest report obtained by Action News Jax.

The online video on Facebook Live appears to show the 22-year-old money around while speaking incoherently at the camera.

Breon Hollings waving money at the camera moments before SWAT team descends on his trailer (Facebook/ Breon Hollings)

He said: “This s*** don’t stop, man. We got [sic] on this s*** man. This [sic] don’t stop man.”

Approximately one minute into the recording, he appears to pause after hearing the officers before looking outside.

One of them can be heard announcing their presence and their search warrant, before neighbours say they hurled smoke grenades into the home before moving in.

Breon Hollings

Mr Hollings quickly left the room, but was arrested moments later.

The police said the search warrant had been planned for that day and that the video had nothing to do with it.

He has been charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition as a convicted Florida felon, possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cocaine.

Facebook users condemned his actions.

One user wrote: “You're a perfect example of what happens when you do drugs and don't have a brain or job. Your poor daughter will get teased and bullied just because stupid you are.

Crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson told Action News Jax he believed the Facebook Live video could implicate Mr Hollings “if he’s unemployed, and he’s flashing money.”

The suspect has reportedly previously been arrested for a number of drug-related offences.

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