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Mother arrested for drugs; daughter for child neglect; homeowner for operating drug house during raid

Posted 6/13/24

ORANGE PARK – A mother and daughter, along with the homeowner, were arrested during a drug raid by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit and SWAT team on June 5. The raid was …

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Mother arrested for drugs; daughter for child neglect; homeowner for operating drug house during raid


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ORANGE PARK – A mother and daughter, along with the homeowner, were arrested during a drug raid by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit and SWAT team on June 5.

The raid was set up after the sheriff’s office used a confidential informant to make a controlled drug buy from Kristian Elaine Barnhill, 50, of Orange Park.

After serving the warrant, deputies found methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, drug paraphernalia and a bullet in Barnhill’s bedroom and an air vent. In addition to being charged with possession, Barnhill, 50, was charged with distributing and selling crack cocaine and trafficking methamphetamine.

Kristian Barnhill’s bond was set at $535,002.

Brittany Elaine Barnhill, 28, was taken into custody after she admitted she’d left her 6-year-old daughter at home alone with the illegal drugs left in the open on Kristian Barnhill’s bed on her dresser. Brittany Barnhill was charged with child neglect.

The homeowner, Julio Villanueva Sason III, 60, was also arrested after deputies uncovered crack cocaine and a glass pipe with cocaine residue in his bathroom. He was also charged with keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity.

His bond was set at $55,008.