Holy Ship Drug Dog MDMA Overdose Passenger Arrested

Holy Ship Drug Dog MDMA Overdose Passenger Arrested
Brevard County Sheriff Drug Dog Jake
Brevard County Sheriff Drug Dog Jake

Holy Ship Drug Dog Overdose Passenger Arrested (see video below) – Sixteen drug arrests were made Saturday, January 5, 2019,  as the cruise ship was set to embark from Port Canaveral, Florida. Electronic dance music themed party Holy Ship! cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Norwegian Epic is running in two back to back sailings. The first sailing was from January 5-9 and another from January 9-12.

Twenty-eight  passengers attempting to board the cruise with illegal drugs were arrested at the dock between the two cruises. Most notable was Leslie Bennett, 33, who was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia and equipment. Golden Retriever drug dog Jake was overdosed after stiffing Bennett’s MDMA, when Jake found a small bag hidden in Bennett’s  underwear which tested positive for MDMA (ecstasy) and amphetamines.

“Jake started having some problems with balance and had some type of seizure incident of some sort, was showing effects of having inhaled some substance,” Brevard County Sheriff Tod Goodyear says. K-9 Jake was taken to a vet and administered Narcan. He’s now in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

In 2018, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office accounted for more than 40 arrests spanning both Holy Ship! cruises. The most notable arrest in 2019 was Eric Follmer, a male fashion model from Miami Beach, Florida.

The Holy Ship music festival was featured as, “Presenting the next two installments of the premier electronic dance music cruise! Featuring B2B sailings, seven stages, and the best community on the planet… all just steps away from your cabin, bars, and restaurants. Join us in January 2019 for a magical adventure at sea.”

Norwegian Epic Passengers Arrested:

  • Alfredo Apodaca Enriquez, 26, Dalton, GEORGIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and Cocaine – Possession
  • Andrew Young, 27, Santa Clara, CALIFORNIA: Resist Officer WO Viol
  • Blake Allen White, 25, Tolland, CONNECTICUT: Synth Narcotic – Manufacture Sch I or II and Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia
  • Brittany Elizabeth Soriano, 28, Ossning, NEW YORK: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and  Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia and Marijuana – Poss W Intent Sell Mfg Deliver Sch I
  • Cameron Barry Daiber, 25, Willoughby Hills, OHIO: Hallucinogen – Poss W Intent Sell Mfg Deliver Sch II
  • Christopher Jonathan Ruiz, 27, Denver, Colorado: Out of State Fugitive
  • Christopher Matthew Regalado, 33, San Diego, CALIFORNIA: Control Substance – Poss W Intent Purchase Sch I, II
  • David Hieu Pham, 32,  Austin, TEXAS: Cocaine – Possession and  Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • David-Quoc Minh Tran, 32,  San Jose, CALIFORNIA: Cocaine – Possession and  Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • David Vladmir Raygorodsky, 28, Denver, COLORADO: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and Marijuana – Possession <20 Gr and Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment
  • Destanie Holbrook, 23, Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Eddy Lai, 33,  Port St Lucie, FLORIDA: Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment and Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Elizabeth Ann Brady, 33,  Laguna Niguel, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Eric Follmer, 33,  Miami Beach, FLORIDA: MDMA – Trafficking 10 Gr or more and Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia
  • Ji Huanjun, 31, San Francisco, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia
  • Joseph Louis Kimmel, 31, Hermosa Beach, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Kameronn Nicholas Ganga, 23,  Lone Tree, COLORADO: Cocaine – Possession and Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia
  • Kenneth M Allen, 34, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and Poss/Use Drug Parapernalia
  • Krisstopher Michael Trevino, 32,  Concord, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Leslie Stone Bennett, 33, Missoula, MONTANA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and Controlled Substance – Possession (Misdemeanor)
     and Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment
  • Mark Andrew Cheng Siy, 33, Daly City, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Michael William Mcgraw, 23, Altamonte Springs, FLORIDA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Robert James Dennehy, 28, Sacramento, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Sarah Lauzon, 21,  Portland, OREGON: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and  Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment W Residue and  Marijuana – Possession <20 Gr
  • Stacy Renee Plotkin, 45,  St. Petersburg, FLORIDA: Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment W Residue  and Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Stephen Wade Townsend,  26, Tampa, FLORIDA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription
  • Tracy W Liu, 24, Redlands, CALIFORNIA: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment
  • Trenton Keith Hays, 24, Oak Harbor, WASHINGTON: Controlled Substance – Poss WO Prescription and  Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment W Residue

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