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Michael McIntyre sentenced to 20 years in prison after drug sale leads to overdose death

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'I hope this helps bring healing to the family of Chelsea Price and a warning to other poison peddlers,' Sheriff Staly said.
by: Melissa Morreale Public Affairs Officer, Flagler County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Michael McIntyre pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for the death of Chelsea Price that occurred on Aug. 11, 2020. He pled guilty to Manslaughter, Trafficking Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Distribute.

“This is another successful investigation of a poison peddler who caused an overdose death facing consequences for murder in Flagler County from selling drugs,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Our detectives did a great job and worked with the State Attorney’s Office to take this poison peddler off the streets and put him behind bars before he could cause another death. I hope this helps bring healing to the family of Chelsea Price and a warning to other poison peddlers – we investigate every overdose death as a murder and you will be next to go to state prison."

McIntyre was initially taken into custody by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit and Major Case Detectives during an undercover operation in Bunnell and has been in custody since that arrest in February 2021. On Oct. 4, 2021, he was arrested and for the additional charge of First-Degree Murder by Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance. He is being held at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility under no bond until his transfer to the Florida Department of Corrections to start his prison sentence.

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