Six dogs rescued from unhealthy conditions after Vero Beach drug bust

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VERO BEACH, FL – A controlled drug buy by the Indian River County Special Investigation Section (SIS) netted the arrest of three people on drug-related charges and one person on multiple animal-related charges.

On April 7, Angelina Horskin, Lakishia Warner, Modestine Ingram, and Clay Robinson, were arrested during a drug bust in the 4300 block of 27th Ave.

As SIS conducted the investigation, they were able to “purchase” crack-cocaine twice on April 6.

A search warrant was approved and served on April 7 around 1 p.m. by SIS and our SWAT Team. While searching Warner’s bedroom, they found a purse containing crack-cocaine, and three plastic bags with white residue. Warner later admitted to possessing the drug.


She also resisted arrest. Warner faces charges of cocaine and drug paraphernalia possession, as well as resisting arrest.

“As we searched the bedroom belonging to Robinson and Ingram, a plastic bag of crack-cocaine was found on the night stand along with loose crack-cocaine, as well. Ingram denied possessing the drug but admitted to smoking it,” deputies said in a statement. “She said it belonged to Robinson. Robinson also admitted to smoking the drug. Ingram and Robinson face charges of possessing cocaine.”

During the course of the investigation six dogs, belonging to Horskin, were taken from the residence by Animal Control.

Horskin approached one of our sergeants and asked why the SWAT team was on the scene. Due to the blatant disregard for the health and care of the animals, she faces six charges of unlawful confinement of animals. The dogs were housed in rotten wooden kennels. There was no food nor water, and the kennels were full of the dogs’ own excrement. The dogs’ nails were also severely overgrown.

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