Parents’ worst nightmare came true when a Florida babysitter got arrested for one disturbing crime

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Babysitters are entrusted with people’s most cherished possession, but they are necessary for parents to be able to get away.

Parents are hoping for a relaxing time, but they dread the phone call they get when they’re away from their kids.

And two parents’ nightmare came true when a Florida babysitter got arrested for one disturbing crime.

Florida man arrested for drugs and guns on babysitting duty

A 19-year-old Florida man was arrested for possession of fentanyl and other drugs, along with an illegal handgun, while babysitting two young children in his Melbourne apartment.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office wrote on social media, “This little wanna be gang banger and drug dealer was actually babysitting two little kids when he was arrested with enough fentanyl in his possession to kill over 126,000 people!!”

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Unit raided Riley Thompson’s apartment, for “trafficking in fentanyl and trafficking in meth.”

Thompson fled from the scene when the agents arrived, and tossed drugs and a gun while trying to evade arrest.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote on social media, “Apparently Thompson never got the memo that if you run from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office you are only going to go to jail tired.”

Thompson was eventually arrested after an ensuing chase.

Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant of the 19-year-old’s apartment, where they found the contraband. . .and two young children who were in the apartment alone with a large cache of drugs nearby.

Deputies confiscated over 175 grams of what was suspected to be methamphetamine, multiple THC vape cartridges, more than 100 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, suspected cocaine, and three guns, including a sawed-off shotgun.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said that 253 grams of fentanyl would be enough to kill an eye-popping 126,000 people.

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Thompson was taken to “Ivey’s Iron Bar Lodge,” also known as the Brevard County jail, where he is being held without bond.

He faces three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of trafficking fentanyl, possession of cocaine, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and perhaps most concerning, child neglect.

Needless to say, Thompson’s babysitting days are over.

Sheriff Ivey said, “It sickens me to think that this little scumbag not only had enough fentanyl to kill such a significant number of our citizens, but also that he left two little helpless children alone inside an apartment with fentanyl, meth, cocaine, and psilocybin mushrooms!!”

Thankfully, the children that were under Thompson’s care were unharmed during the incident.

“Thanks to the quick actions of our Agents and team, Thompson’s little butt is now locked behind bars where he belongs, and the two kids have been safely returned to their family with DCF [Department of Children & Families] also being made aware of the incident!!” Ivey continued.

Sheriff Ivey was concerned that the criminal justice system might go easy on Thompson and said he would keep his eye on his case.

Ivey added, “Folks, this is one of those cases to be sure to watch how it proceeds through the criminal justice system because if he gets out on a BS bond amount or the charges are reduced, something is sad wrong with our society! . . . You can bet I’ll be tracking it because enough is enough!”

Perhaps parents should think twice before depending on Florida Man to be a reliable babysitter.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.