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Sheriff Staly and FCSO SWAT Team Shut Down Drug House

ⓒ Flagler County Sheriff's Office

Written by: Don Foley, FCSO Public Information Officer

While on one of his Friday night patrols, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly joined his Special Investigations Unit and SWAT Team to close down a drug house in the Grand Haven community.


Scott Safarty faces five felony charges in connection with a drug house bust Friday night. ⓒ Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Members of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) SWAT Team and Special Investigations Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant on the North Village Drive home of Scott Michael Safarty just before 10 p.m., Friday night. The 58-year-old man ignored multiple commands to leave the home before finally exiting through the front door. However, he continued to refuse to obey the commands of SWAT Team members resulting in the use of a non-lethal sponge round to deploy a gas irritant to safely take him into custody. “I was very proud of our team that safely contained and took into custody a suspect that was refusing to cooperate or follow commands and was known to have firearms in the house,” said Sheriff Staly.

A search of the residence resulted in the discovery of a safe in the garage. The contents included a scale and drugs including 35.63 grams of Alprazolam, .21 grams of Oxycodone and .15 grams of Morphine. A search of his bedroom turned up drug paraphernalia, .38 grams of Fentanyl and $618 in cash.

“Open a drug house in our county and you will meet our SWAT Team and Special Investigations Unit who will shut you down and take you to the Green Roof Inn,” Staly added. “It doesn’t matter if you are a poison peddler hiding in a gated community or not we are coming for you. Poison peddlers are not welcome. Get out of Flagler County before you meet us in person.”

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, the FCSO SWAT Team and Special Investigations Unit closed this Grand Haven drug house after a search warrant was executed Friday night.

Safarty currently faces five felony charges including the possession of Fentanyl, Morphine, Oxycodone, Alprazolam – Possession with Intent and Controlled Substance – Possession without a Prescription. He also is facing a misdemeanor charge of Resisting an Officer without Violence. Additional charges are pending and this investigation is ongoing.

Safarty had a previous stay at the Green Roof Inn 12 years ago. In October 2010, deputies arrested Safarty on a charge of Aggravated Assault – Deadly Weapon without Intent to Kill. He was released on the new charges on a $15,500.00 bond.

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  1. TR

    March 28, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Another idiot who got caught. You would think that at his age he would know better that crime doesn’t pay. Unfortunately the bond amount is to low because someone like this has a lot more money then that on hand. I had a guy working as an auto mechanic next to my shop in Bunnell, but it was just a cover for him selling drugs. Afer he made bail and I saw him the next week, he said it was chump change on the amount of his bail. These criminals don’t care because they know they will get out in a few hours and keep shop open.

  2. Suzanne White

    April 1, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    I know this man personally and he is NOT a drug dealer. He is severely disabled from an accident he had that left him partially paralyzed and in a constant state of excruciating pain for which he is prescribed ALL of the medications listed in the police report. I’m sure he wasn’t able to get to the door as quickly as the police would want him to, but that’s due to his disability. I’m sure that these charges will be dropped when all the facts come out. In the meantime, I hope people don’t rush to judgment.

    • Lana Jeanette

      April 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm

      I too know Scott and he’s a wonderful human being. He suffers every second of the day. It’s a shame this has to happen to our disabled, sure sounds like a setup to me. Please pray for him, I’m trying to reach him and cannot. L 🔥🙏🏻🔥🙌🏻🔥

    • Ashley Matthews

      September 16, 2023 at 9:17 pm

      Can you please confirm if he’s alive please, I haven’t been able to get through to him

  3. Ashley Matthews

    September 16, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    Has anyone heard from Scott? Is he Alive?

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