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35 Suspects Charged in Mass Narcotics Sting by FCSO

Ⓒ Flagler County Sheriff's Office
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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced the recovery of massive amounts of illegal drugs at the conclusion of a year-long undercover operation. The investigation began in January of this year, and led to 35 suspects facing various charges.

According the FCSO’s release, the drugs seized included heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, morphine, MDMA, suboxone, steroids, mushrooms, dilaudid, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Two dozen search warrants were executed and along with the drugs, deputies seized 13 firearms and over $40k in cash.

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58 total charges were divvied up among the suspects, and arrests continue to be made as of the latest update. The majority of those charged reside in Flagler County. More charges are expected, and the identities of three suspects are being withheld from the public in the interest of ongoing investigations.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the amount of drugs seized were sufficient to kill millions of adults.

The suspects listed by the FCSO are as follows (parentheses represent duplicate charges):

  • Cedric Hymon (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Synthetic Cathinones
  • Russell Laster (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
  • Russell Laster Jr. (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Mitchell Sims III (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Fentanyl Within 1,000 ft of a School
    • Sale of Cocaine Within 1,000 ft of a School
  • John Driggers (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Fentanyl
  • Jaylan Braswell (Pompano Beach)
    • Possession of Fentanyl
    • Possession of Cannabis
  • Tyshawn Laster (Daytona Beach)
    • Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Tyler Anderson (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Charles Brockhaus (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Fentanyl
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
  • Jeremiah Harris (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Synthetic Cathinones (2)
    • Sale of Fentanyl
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Ashlee Klosterman (Palm Coast)
    • Possession of Marijuana w/ Intent to Sell
    • Possession of Cocaine
    • Violation of Parole
  • Eric Marcotte II (Daytona Beach)
    • Introduction of Contraband into Inmate Facility
    • Possession of Suboxone
  • Teratheo Brown (Edgewater)
    • Trafficking of Methamphetamine
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Ruben Boatwright III (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Cocaine Within 1,000 ft of a School
  • Jovawn McClendon (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Cocaine Within 1,000 ft of a School
  • Daniel Mounts (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
  • Christopher Jones (Bunnell)
    • Possession of Fentanyl
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Mark Anthony (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Fentanyl
  • Luther Thomas (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
  • Monika Marzec (Bunnell)
    • Possession of Fentanyl
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • James Donaldson (Bunnell)
    • Possession of Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Tyran Smith (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Cocaine
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Don’Tre Hines
    • Sale of Fentanyl
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Angel Farmer (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
  • Camarie Shavers (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Cocaine
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Ashley Ruffin (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Cocaine Within 1,000 ft of a Specified Area
  • Jacob Bryan (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Methamphetamine
  • Alfred Shavers Jr. (Bunnell)
    • Sale of Cocaine
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Corey Vandyke (Palm Coast)
    • Sale of Counterfeit Controlled Substance
    • Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device
  • Ticia Yourell (Bunnell)
    • Sale of a Controlled Substance
  • Daryl McCaskill (Palatka)
    • Sale of Fentanyl
  • Scott Safarty (Palm Coast)
    • Possession of Fentanyl
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell
    • Possession of Oxycodone
    • Possession of Morphine
    • Resisting Arrest Without Violence
  • Unnamed Suspect #1
    • Sale of Fentanyl
  • Unnamed Suspect #2
    • Sale of Cocaine
  • Unnamed Suspect #3
    • Sale of Methamphetamine

Sheriff Rick Staly half-jokingly offered suspects not yet in custody to take advantage of accomodations at the county jail. “That way,” Staly said, “you don’t have to look over your shoulder wondering when we will arrest you because I promise you, if you are one of these poison peddlers, we will get you.”

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Marty

    December 10, 2022 at 8:47 am

    WOW!!!! Great job by all involved in this operation!!! TY!!

  2. Cheryl Mozuch

    December 10, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Kudos to law enforcement for an awesome job done! I’m sure this is not the first and certainly won’t be the last, but you are all doing a fine job of keeping our county safe. Each and every one of you BE SAFE!

  3. TR

    December 11, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Crime doesn’t pay, and if you don’t want to do the time, don’t do the crime.

    Glad all these idiots were taken off the streets, well for a short time anyway. These people don’t care because they will be right back at it the minute they get out on the small bond they have to post. It’s a revolving door cycle. The deputies arrest them and the judges let them out on little bail.

    The judicial system is broke IMO.

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