12-year-old boy arrested in Bradenton, charged with selling crack cocaine near Samoset Elementary

BRADENTON, Fla. - Manatee deputies have arrested eight people, including a 12-year-old boy, on a number of drug charges.

According to a statement, detectives made drug purchases in and around a home at 3619 19th Street East in Bradenton.

On Friday, they obtained a search warrant and raided the residence and seized oxycodone, rock, cocaine and marijuana with about $1,600.  The rifles and a stolen handgun were also seized.

The 12-year-old was charged with selling rock cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, identified as Samoset Elementary.

Six other suspects are still being sought.  Of those arrested so far, the oldest is 52.

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