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Couple arrested after children found in drug-filled Marathon motel

Shayon Bryant, Jessica Frederick arrested on drug, child neglect charges

Shayon Bryant, 42, of Marathon, and Jessica Frederick, 29, of Miami, were arrested after two children were found in a drug-filled motel room in the Florida Keys, deputies say.
Shayon Bryant, 42, of Marathon, and Jessica Frederick, 29, of Miami, were arrested after two children were found in a drug-filled motel room in the Florida Keys, deputies say.

MARATHON, Fla. – A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday evening after drugs and cash were found in a Florida Keys motel room where they were staying with two children, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

Detectives served a search warrant for room 16 at the Blackfin Resort & Marina in Marathon and found crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, Xanax pills, drug paraphernalia and more than $800 of suspected drug proceeds, Herrin said.

Inside the room were Shayon Bryant, 42, of Marathon, and Jessica Frederick, 29, of Miami, along with two young children, Herrin said.

Bryant faces various drug charges, including possession with intent to sell.

Frederick faces charges of child neglect and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

Both suspects were booked into the Marathon jail.

One of the children was placed into the custody of the Department of Children and Families, while the other child was released to family members.


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