Drug, Weapons, Child Neglect And Animal Cruelty Charges Filed After Drug Raid

February 19, 2019

Five people, including a Cantonment woman, are facing a variety of charges after the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

  • Brandi Nichole Bell, 19, Cantonment, was charged with child neglect and animal cruelty. She was released on a $3,000 bond.
  • Brittany Michelle Chaney, 32, Pensacola, was charged with possession of cocaine. She was held without bond as a fugitive without justice due to an outstanding warrant from Escambia County, AL.
  • Dillon Eddins, 22, Pensacola, was charged with trafficking in synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia, child neglect, animal cruelty and maintaining a public nuisance residence. He was released on a $116,000 bond.
  • Scott Kelly Eddins, 47, Pensacola, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of marijuana. He was released on a $3,000 bond.
  • Jesse Allen Geoghahan, 22, Pensacola, was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was jailed with bond set at $30,000.

Deputies located a quantity of marijuana, spice, Tramadol pills, ecstasy, methadone, crack cocaine, a total of $2,422 in cash, and drug paraphernalia throughout the house and vehicles.  A dozen weapons including an AK-47, a sawed-off shotgun, rifles and handguns were also recovered.

A 1-year old child inside the residence was turned over to the Department of Children and Families.

Investigators said Geoghahan was sitting on a couch with a loaded semi-automatic handgun inches as they entered the residence.

Two dogs belonging to Bell and Dillon Eddins were found inside the home. One dog was “clearly” dehydrated, emaciated and was not being properly kept, according to an arrest report.  Both dogs were seized and an Escambia County Animal Control investigation is continuing.

Deputies also found cocaine in Chaney’s purse, the report states.

The location of the home where the search warrant was executed was redacted from arrest reports.


9 Responses to “Drug, Weapons, Child Neglect And Animal Cruelty Charges Filed After Drug Raid”

  1. Jim on February 22nd, 2019 9:44 am

    Always so heartwarming to see a father and son in business together!
    (Just not THIS business.)

  2. Chrstefl on February 21st, 2019 12:36 am

    Some of these comments
    are a disgrace! “Good Mama”? “Healthy Baby”?
    Good Mamas do not put their babies in harm’s way! Good Mamas are leaders and teachers, not followers! Healthy babies come first! WHAT! I hope this baby has a chance of normalcy.. These baby mamas and baby daddys need to be dealt with some tough love!

  3. Dept Of Children And Families Fan on February 19th, 2019 3:36 pm

    >>That baby is happy, healthy, and is very well taken care of and loved!! Given the circumstances she is an amazing mother and that child proves it!!! Media tell us one side.

    Well taken care of and love, amazing mom — It was is in a house full of all kinds of drugs, weapons and a starving dog. What should the media give her, a Mom of the Year Award?

  4. Kc. mathews on February 19th, 2019 2:28 pm

    That baby is happy, healthy, and is very well taken care of and loved!! Given the circumstances she is an amazing mother and that child proves it!!! Media tell us one side.

  5. citizen on February 19th, 2019 2:23 pm

    What did they think would happen?

  6. Williewonka on February 19th, 2019 1:25 pm

    The Sheriff’s Department did an outstanding job in arresting these thugs. Prayers for the baby.

  7. Liz Richbourg on February 19th, 2019 11:49 am

    To the law enforcement, Judges, Social services and animal services:THANK YOU, What a sad situation for all envolved. Thank goodness someone has stepped up to intervene. Drugs are destroying the family, ambition, dreams for a future and the health of the country. Thank you for everything you do.
    A concerned citizen.

  8. Sue on February 19th, 2019 9:54 am

    That’s not right for Bell to only receive bond of $3000 when she’s being charged for child neglect and animal cruelty! Those are pretty cruel offenses in society and therefore should require more bond. The old man only had some pills and marijuana which aren’t likely to kill anybody or anything except for the one-year-old child and somehow it doesn’t seem right at all for her to receive $3000 in bond and he had $3000 in bond, their charges don’t even compare!

  9. sam on February 19th, 2019 9:25 am

    and the tax payers foot the bill to house and feed these criminals.

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