2 arrested on drug charges after investigation into Titusville business

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. —

A Brevard County business that claimed to sell antiques actually sold much more than that, police said, and now two men are in jail for it.

Police have been investigating Central Garage in Titusville for months after they were tipped off by neighbors and residents who suspected drugs were being sold from the business.

Nearby business owners said they also worried prostitution was happening inside and outside the business on Washington Avenue.

“Everyone that knew about it was pretty appalled. I’m appalled. It’s so out of character for this area and the town,” said one resident, who did not want to be identified.

Detectives said the owner, Clyde Pirtle, sold cocaine to an undercover officer.

He was arrested along with 52-year-old James Darby, who was charged with selling cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to sell.

Both appeared before a judge Wednesday and were given bond.

Neither suspect was charged with anything related to prostitution.