Bunnell, FL – It’s a banner day for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office after their largest drug bust in history, Operation Heat Wave, takes 40 different drug dealers off the street.
And, according to FCSO, the fentanyl and heroin they took off the street was enough to kill 14,000 people.
A variety of substances were seized, including over 28 grams of fentanyl and heroin, over 124 grams of cocaine, 98 grams of synthetic cathinones, eight grams of methamphetamine, 3.6 pounds of cannabis and THC oil, and over 68 grams of other controlled substances.
That totals almost 2,000 grams of narcotics seized. Three firearms were also seized.
The total street value for all narcotics seized during the operation amounts to over $40,000.
FCSO says that the eight-month long operation “brought to light offenders from all wlaks of life, all ages and from all areas of Flagler County.”
Of the 40 arrest warrants issued, many names are familiar to FCSO deputies, as the 40 drug dealers in the operation have been arrested a combined total of 534 times.
One undercover operation involved 26-year-old Waste Pro employee Sha’Quan Robinson, who sold heroin to an undercover detective while in their work uniform and while traveling on the back of a Waste Pro truck.
36-year-old Corey Lynch was arrested in May as part of Operation Heat Wave during a traffic stop. During that stop, deputies discovered a hidden compartment in his dashboard that was used to conceal a loaded handgun and a large quantity of illegal narcotics, including over 10 grams of fentanyl.
Nearly all of the heroin seized during the operation contained fentanyl, as did a majority of the cocaine seized.
“This is the largest drug sweep Flagler County has ever seen and our detectives did a phenomenal job following up on all leads and getting these poison peddlers off the streets,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Detectives seized enough Fentanyl and Heroin to kill over 14,000 people. Many tips were sent in by community members who followed the ‘see something, say something’ initiative and notified us when they saw suspicious activity or knew of drug dealers in our county.”
FCSO provided a full list of the arrested. You can find their names and mugshots below.