A married couple who detectives say had their six children living in deplorable conditions while the husband trafficked cocaine and marijuana out of their Palmetto home are facing a slew of charges, including armed trafficking in cocaine and child neglect.

Hosea Freeman, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with armed trafficking of cocaine, possession of a home to traffic drugs, five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and six counts of child neglect. He is being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $551,000.

Hosea Freeman

Bradenton Herald

His wife, Brandi Bradshaw, 34, was also arrested Friday and charged with six counts of child neglect. She was released from jail the next day after she posted bonds totaling $6,000.

Detectives with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division had been investigating Freeman and his home in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Place in Palmetto since July, according to arrest reports. Enough probable cause was developed for a judge to sign a search warrant on Aug. 10.

After 3 p.m. Aug. 18, the SWAT team assisted detectives in securing the scene to execute the search warrant. Freeman was seen running toward his bedroom in the home but later came out. After being read the warrant and his rights, he agreed to talk to detectives and told them which bedroom was his.

When detectives searched Freeman’s bedroom, they found $100, three bags of rock cocaine weighing more than 13 grams, a 10-gram bag of powder cocaine and 18 bags of marijuana that weighed 43 grams. In the bathroom, capsules of cocaine,

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