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Drug Dealer Arrested After Offering Cocaine to Joe Mullins, FCSO Says

ⓒ FCSO
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PALM COAST – 18 year-old Jack Fisher was arrested early Monday morning for attempting to sell narcotics to Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins. A FCSO spokesman said the incident happened when Fisher texted Mullins’ personal cell phone offering him ‘an eight-ball’ cocaine (meaning one eighth of an ounce).

The report says Mullins turned the message over to Chief Mark Strobridge, the right-hand man to Sheriff Rick Staly. Strobridge forwarded the information to the FCSO’s Special Investigations Unit, who communicated with Fisher to set up the buy.

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At 12:40 am on Monday, the FCSO met with Fisher in Palm Coast’s B Section. Upon realizing he’d been made, Fisher threw a container in the direction of a nearby retention pond, apparently in an attempt to lose it. He was subsequently arrested after deputies confirmed the number they’d been texting was Fisher’s phone. The container he’d thrown was found to contain 3.17 grams of fentanyl, potentially enough to kill over 1,500 people.

Fisher booked on felony fentanyl possession and misdemeanor unlawful use of a communication device. His bond was set at $3,000, which he posted before leaving jail five and a half hours after being booked.

The fentanyl seized from Fisher. ⓒ FCSO

How Fisher came to have Mullins’ phone number isn’t certain. Mullins said he got a phone call from Fisher in which Fisher appeared to be high and believe he was talking to someone else who he was making a drug deal with. Since Mullins’ cell number has a Georgia area code, it’s unlikely Fisher was attempting to dial a Flagler-area phone number and got a digit or two wrong. Mullins speculates the number may have been on a voter roll from a previous person having it, and it was transferred to Fisher while still being listed as that of a once-active voter.

Speculation on social media postulates that Mullins may have been hiding a prior connection with Fisher, but Mullins is adamant that he’s been sober for eleven years as of this week. It’s the latest in a series of headlines for Mullins both local and national as he campaigns to keep his County Commission seat for a second term.

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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.

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2 Comments

  1. TR

    August 15, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Every time I see a mug shot similar to this one, I just want to slat it off their faces. This dirt bag needs to be kept off the streets. I bet anyone that this wasn’t the first time this dirt bag contacted Mullins to sell him drugs. How else would he get Mullin’s personal phone number. He probably had it programmed into his phone and on speed (yes pun intended) dial under dickhead. Glad he got caught and I home there is an investigation as to why the contact was made with Mullins and if it comes out that Mullins has been a regular, then Mullins should get locked up as well. I hope the next time speedie gunmullins gets pulled over, the officer(s) do a search of his vehicle with probable cause based on this story.

  2. TR

    August 16, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    One more thing I want to mention. The amount of drugs in the bag would be enough to kill 1500 people, and the bond was just $3,000.00. What the heck is wrong with that picture? No wonder this idiot has that smirk smile on in his mugshot. 3K to him is like 300 to everyone else. Chump change. This ahole needs to be locked up with no bond and the added charge of intent to sell be added to his charges. If the investigators know it could kill 1500 people, then he should also have the charge of intent to commit murder. JMO The system is way to lenient with criminals. I’ll bet he was back at selling his drugs right after he got out.

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