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FCSO Announces 31 Arrests, 14 More Warrants, in ‘Operation Heartbreaker’

ⓒ AskFlagler

BUNNELL – Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly on Wednesday announced that over two dozen suspects had been charged in relation to ‘Operation Heartbreaker’, an undercover mission aimed at catching drug dealers in Flagler County. 31 arrests have been made as of Wednesday afternoon, with 14 more suspects currently considered fugitives, and five unnamed individuals still awaiting charges.

Staly said the majority of the arrests took place in south Bunnell, but that a handful of others were in west Flagler County and in Palm Coast. None were in Flagler Beach in this instance, he said. All but one of the group of 43 had been arrested before. Over a kilogram of various drugs were seized, as well at over $6,400 in cash and four guns.

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The breakdown of drugs seized in the arrests is as follows:

  • Cocaine – 541 grams
  • Cannabis – 364 grams
  • Methamphetamine – 226 grams
  • Fentanyl – 142 grams
  • Synthetic cathinones – 55 grams
  • MDMA – 27 grams
  • Others – 20 grams

The quantity of fentanyl seizes, while less than that of three other drugs, is enough to kill 89,720 people according to the FCSO’s release. Both Staly and Assistant State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit John Reid credited the operation with potentially saving countless lives. Still, Staly conceded that these suspected drug dealers would likely be replaced and his agency would pursue them as well.

A few of the undercover officers involved in the operation. ⓒ AskFlagler

Staly said the arrests were mostly of unconnected dealers, though he drew a common thread in the supply chain they would’ve allegedly used to access deadly narcotics. He blamed the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, currently the subject of intense debate in Washington, as exacerbating the problem in Flagler County across the country.

In line with the choosing of Valentine’s Day as the occasion of Staly’s press conference, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office blasted the songs “Heartbreaker”, both by Led Zeppelin and Pat Benatar. He also joked that his deputies were not the Valentine’s Day gift the suspects were likely hoping for, and that they’d be spending their holiday in the county jail.

The suspects are as follows:

  • Robert Elkins (Bunnell, 63 years old)
    • Meth trafficking, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession
  • Glib Fedotov (Palm Coast, 22 years old)
    • Synthetic cathinones possession
  • Erin Stevenson (Crescent City, 48 years old)
    • Fentanyl possession, drug paraphernalia possession
  • Todd Blanchard (Bunnell, 62 years old)
    • Fentanyl possession, cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia possession
  • Troy Reddin (Palm Coast, 33 years old)
    • Oxycodone possession
  • Andrew Jones (Bunnell, 67 years old)
    • Fentanyl possession
  • Brett Savage (Palm Coast, 43 years old)
    • Synthetic cathinones trafficking
  • Jason Kjersgaard (Bunnell, 45 years old)
    • Sale of controlled substance
  • Christian Grasso (Bunnell, 41 years old)
    • Sale of controlled substance, fentanyl possession
  • Jenni Paris (Bunnell, 37 years old)
    • Fentanyl possession
  • Mandy Mazzarese (Palm Coast, 46 years old)
    • Sale of controlled substance
  • Paula Raymond (Bunnell, 53 years old)
    • Methamphetamine trafficking
  • Richard Knoblaugh II (Bunnell, 44 years old)
    • Sale of fentanyl
  • Rodrick Williams Jr. (Bunnell, 22 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine within 1,000 of a public park, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Russell Hillard III (Palm Coast, 32 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine, sale of fentanyl, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Shamine Giddens (Bunnell, 37 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine, sale of fentanyl, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Soloman Coley III (St. Augustine, 29 years old)
    • Sale of synthetic cathinones, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Stanley Hankerson III
    • Sale of methamphetamine (two counts), sale of cocaine
  • Terance Johnson (Bunnell, 39 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine, sale of synthetic cathinones
  • Tony Lanning (Palm Coast, 43 years old)
    • Sale of a controlled substance
  • William Phillips (Bunnell, 56 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park
  • Stephanie Raimundo (Palm Coast, 47 years old)
    • Fentanyl trafficking, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Keith Coyne (Palm Coast, 32 years old)
    • Methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia possession
  • Richard Spear (Bunnell, 59 years old)
    • Sale of a controlled substance
  • Daniel Paulo (Palm Coast, 49 years old)
    • Cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia possession
  • Derrick Farquharson (Palm Coast, 60 years old)
    • Cocaine trafficking, fentanyl trafficking
  • Alden Bradshaw (Palm Coast, 55 years old)
    • Cocaine trafficking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Anthony Mascarella (Palm Coast, 23 years old)
    • Methamphetamine trafficking, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Carlos Hubbert (Bunnell, 19 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Chancey Watson (Palm Coast, 40 years old)
    • Sale of synthetic cathinones, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Edward Hupp III (Palm Coast, 42 years old)
    • Sale of synthetic cathinones, sale of fentanyl
  •  Elisha Phillips (Daytona Beach, 27 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine
  • Eric Felder (Palm Coast, 27 years old)
    • Synthetic cathinone trafficking, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Ernest Hall Jr. (Bunnell, 23 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a public park (two counts), sale of fentanyl with in 1,000 feet of a public park, unlawful use of a two-way communication device (two counts)
  • Deandre McCall (Bunnell, 29 years old)
    • Sale of synthetic cathinones, sale of cocaine
  • Jaquadis Johnson (Bunnell, 28 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Jerry Murphy III
    • Sale of cocaine, sale of fentanyl, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
  • Johnnie Emanuel (Bunnell, 55 years old)
    • Sale of synthetic cathinones
  • Keith Bryant (Jacksonville, 25 years old)
    • Sale of fentanyl, sale of cocaine
  • Leroy Sampson Sr. (Bunnell, 63 years old)
    • Sale of cocaine
  • Michael Macnamara (Bunnell, 45 years old)
    • Possession of Schedule 2 substance
  • Moses Warren (Crescent City, 47 years old)
    • Fentanyl trafficking, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, possession of a Schedule 2 substance, MDMA possession, cocaine possession
  • Patrick Miller (Palm Coast, 29 years old)
    • Sale of methamphetamine, sale of fentanyl

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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. Michael Macnamara

    February 24, 2024 at 9:16 am

    Where did you get your arrest info from. I am on that list. I am Michael MacNamara. I am now considered a drug dealer and I have not sold a drug in my life. This has caused me a lot of mental stress and I cannot even fill my prescriptions at the pharmacy because of this. The pharmacist said he can’t fill prescription drugs for a drug dealer. I was arrested and am I’m a pre trial intervention and almost done with 18 months of supervision. I have been clean since the day of my arrest and have had major depression had to baker act myself because I wanted to take my life. I have been going to drug treatments and therapy and I was getting my life together and then this! I am not going to ever get a decent job again and I’m not gonna have a criminal record when I’m done with PTI . Just a bunch of lies from people who don’t do proper checking up on names. You ruined my life and I hope you don’t ever do this to anyone else again. I am looking into a possible lawsuit against all of you reporters who don’t check their sources.

    • Chris Gollon

      February 24, 2024 at 1:30 pm

      Michael,

      All information in this report is as provided by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, and is labeled accordingly. You’ll find that if you were included erroneously, the responsibility falls with the FCSO. The statement that you were named as a suspect and charged is an indisputable fact, even if you’re 100% innocent.

    • Kt

      March 5, 2024 at 4:39 pm

      Don’t worry too much. If your clean, congratulations! I know how difficult that is personally and if you are innocent than you don’t need to worry plus you were in possession and that is possession and a big difference in trafficking and sales. Stay clean and don’t give up!

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