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Palm Coast Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 1 week ago

Deputies uncover drug business run from Bunnell commercial vehicle detailing site

Two of three people arrested were on Florida Inmate Release, and the third had an active warrant for violation of pretrial services.
by: Brittany Kershaw Public Affairs Manager, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Three men — two of them on Florida Inmate Release — have been arrested for running a drug business out of a commercial vehicle detailing company site at 101 Hibiscus Ave. in Bunnell.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the FCSO SWAT team and the Bunnell Police Department, executed a narcotics search warrant at the business after an undercover operation.

They found cannabis and drug paraphernalia at the scene and arrested Rodney Levon Hill, 43; Michael Lee Hutson, 52; and Andrew Junior Jones, 64. Two other people are also on scene.

Hill, who is on Florida Inmate Release for trafficking cocaine, is the owner of the business — which he used to sell crack cocaine and other narcotics. 

Jones, who is on Florida Inmate Release for Sale/Manufacture/Deliver Schedule I and Schedule II narcotics, had cannabis, THC, and a pipe used for smoking crack cocaine on his person. 

Hudson was found to have an active Flagler County warrant for Violation of Pretrial Services for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Driver’s License, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

“These guys have not yet learned to get out of the drug trade, so they got a reminder yesterday when our deputies and detectives paid them a visit,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We hope they close their drug business for good, as other businesses and neighbors should not have to deal with the criminal element and other crimes that usually occur around drug dealing.” 

Hill is charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond. 

Jones is charged with Possession of THC, Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in jail on a $3,500 bond. 

Hutson was arrested on his active warrant. He remains in jail on a $3,500 bond. 

Additional charges are pending and this investigation is ongoing. 

To report suspicious activity to the FCSO, call 386-313-4911 for non-emergencies or send a tip to [email protected]. You can also send a tip through the FCSO Mobile App on your smartphone. For emergencies, dial 911. 

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