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Six Arrested in Central Florida Narcotics Investigation at Nuisance Address

Six people were arrested in a Central Florida narcotics investigation at a nuisance address.

Members of the East Volusia Narcotics Task Force made several arrests and seized fentanyl, meth, and more at a Holly Hill residence that has been the subject of multiple complaints from neighbors and city officials.

Residents on Flomich Street have expressed concerns of drug activity and trespassing at a vacant home in their community. While city staff and commissioners have been diligently working on solutions to resolve this quality of life issue for the community through court action, Volusia Sheriff’s Office detectives, with the assistance of Holly Hill police, have been conducting undercover operations and surveillance at 618 Flomich, including controlled purchases of narcotics.

Detectives took action and detained several people at the house and made six arrests on narcotics and other charges.

“I think we sent a message that we are not going to stand for this, and we’re going to do our best to eradicate this type of behavior,” Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood said of the blatant criminal activity and narcotics traffic.

The suspected supplier, 20-year-old Jahmall Collins, was arrested on scene. In his vehicle, detectives found 24 grams of fentanyl, a .223 AR pistol, a Glock 17 9mm pistol, ammunition for both, and several hundred dollars in cash.

Collins was charged with armed trafficking in fentanyl, possession of a weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting an officer without violence, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and attaching an unassigned tag. He was also charged with violation of his probation for a prior charge of resisting an officer with violence.

Others arrested on scene were:

  • Paul Mellette Jr.: Sale of fentanyl
  • James Stevens: Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Sean Remberg: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia
  • Clinton Golden: Possession of fentanyl
  • Donathan Evans: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia

The City of Holly Hill is continuing to work on permanent solutions, including foreclosure and condemnation, to prevent future criminal activity at the property.

“I just want to say that we will not stop until this issue is permanently resolved, and this house is reclaimed for our community so that it is safe again,” said Holly Hill Mayor Chris Via.

Ongoing narcotics investigations are continuing, according to local law enforcement. The East Volusia Narcotics Task Force is a joint effort between members of VSO and the Ormond Beach Police Department, Holly Hill Police Department, Port Orange Police Department, City of Edgewater Police Department, and New Smyrna Beach Police Department.

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