Deputies: Mother and son busted for having their own drug operation
By Jackie Orozco, Reporter
A mother and son in have been accused of having their own drug operation across state lines. Ivory Whitaker was arrested back in July, accused of trafficking cocaine for her son Terrannikia Whitaker.
Friday afternoon detectives had enough evidence to arrest her son, so Volusia County Deputies arrested Terrannikia Whitaker in Deltona. Agents say he would buy large quantities of cocaine, re-package them into one-ounce baggies to sell for up to $1,600 each.
He would sell them in the Sanford area where he was living while his mother would sell the drugs in South Carolina.
"That's surprising if someone is actually doing that," said Whitaker's neighbor Dominque.
Undercover narcotics agents arrested 42-year-old Terrannikia for multiple drug charges. His mother, 72-year-old Ivory was arrested in July during a traffic stop.
Police say she was driving to her home state of South Carolina to sell her son's drugs. They discovered nearly 600 grams of cocaine and other drugs in her car.
Her son, though, wasn't in the vehicle at the time. However, five months later Sanford Police said they had enough evidence to issue a warrant for his arrest at the Logan Heights apartment complex in Sanford. His neighbors rarely saw him but say this area is known for selling drugs.
"It's kind of known that Sanford has a bad rep," said Dominque his neighbor.
Whitaker is no stranger to being in trouble with the law either. His past arrest consist of forgery, grand theft, even second degree murder.
Now he's facing three felony charges for trafficking cocaine. Terrannikia is being held at the Volusia County Jail in Daytona Beach with no bond.