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FCSO Conducts 2 Drug Busts in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach

ⓒ Flagler County Sheriff's Office

PALM COAST – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday that a major drug bust was executed in Palm Coast this week, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of multiple deadly narcotics.

The busts took place at 25 Wood Ash Lane, in Palm Coast’s W section, and at 500 N Central Ave in Flagler Beach. In conjunction with the FCSO’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and SWAT team, deputies served two narcotics search warrants simultaneously. The warrants were obtained through the work of multiple undercover operations by the SIU, according to the FCSO’s statement.

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Two arrests were made in the busts: Palm Coast’s Jason Rowe was charged with methamphetamine possession with intent to sell and drug paraphernalia possession. Flagler Beach’s Scott Andersen, meanwhile, was charged with methamphetamine possession with intent to sell, fentanyl trafficking, possession of Schedule II substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ⓒ Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Andersen has posted bond since being booked, while Rowe is still in custody as of Friday afternoon. Among the substances seized on Tuesday were fentanyl, methamphetamine, oxycodone, and unnamed paraphernalia.

“Excellent work by our SIU and SWAT team to get these poison peddlers off the street,” said Sheriff Rick Staly of the busts. “There is no way to know how many lives were saved by getting this poison off the street.”

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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.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. TR

    July 29, 2023 at 7:57 am

    Great job by the FCSO and getting these dirtbags off the streets. Unfortunately Anderson is already back on the streets and I’m sure it won’t be long before Rowe will be also.

    But Chris, why is the picture from it looks like a corner intersection in Flagler Beach when the drug bust was in the W section of Palm Coast?

    • Chris Gollon

      July 29, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      Edited for clarity to signify that the second arrest was at a separate location in Flagler Beach.

      • TR

        July 29, 2023 at 4:51 pm

        Thanks.

  2. Walter Mason

    July 29, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Hopefully they learned a lesson and will give it up.
    But I guess, once a criminal, always a criminal.
    Good job though FCSO!

  3. MAT Talley

    August 3, 2023 at 8:43 am

    These dope dealers aren’t some college kids making stupid juvenile decisions, these are grown men committing predatory criminal acts against our community. No deals! Try them, convict them, imprison them.

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