Search at Bradenton motel leads to 4 drug arrests

Manatee County sheriff's deputies made arrests after searching two rooms at a Bradenton motel.

BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) – Four men were arrested Saturday after Manatee County sheriff’s deputies executed two search warrants at a Bradenton motel, authorities said.

Detectives with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division executed two narcotics related search warrants on separate rooms at the M Star Motel at 6511 14th St. W. Bradenton.

During the search detectives found 28.8 grams of rock cocaine; 5.2 grams of marijuana; 19.7 grams of heroin, a trafficking amount; 2 Hydrocodone pills, and $5,444 in cash. The narcotic value was $4,660, the news release states.

Tony W. Collins, 38, was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and possession of marijuana; Cornelius L Shannon, 34, arrested on charges of trafficking in heroin and possession of cocaine; Gregory Washington Jr., 29, arrested on charges of trafficking in heroin and possession of rock cocaine; and John L. Greene, 35, arrested on possession of hydrocodone and DWLS charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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