Drug raid leads to arrest of three men, discovery of methamphetamine, fentanylMIDDLEBURG – An early morning raid on a home on Cosmos Avenue led to the arrest of three men and the discovery and …
Drug raid leads to arrest of three men, discovery of methamphetamine, fentanyl
MIDDLEBURG – An early morning raid on a home on Cosmos Avenue led to the arrest of three men and the discovery and sales of methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin on Aug. 6.
Howard Wayne Haddock, 57, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, operating a house known for drug sales and possession of drug paraphernalia; Roy Franklin Cope, 39, was charged with selling heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine and the use of a cell phone to facilitate a felony; and, Robert Eugene Arnold, 50, was charged with selling and trafficking methamphetamine and using a cell phone to facilitate a felony.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT and Narcotics Unit served a warrant at Haddock’s home at Aug. 5 and 6:30 a.m. Agents found 14.5 grams of methamphetamine, divided into packaged bags, a syringe, .3 grams of fentanyl, clear plastic bags and a digital scale in Haddock’s bedroom, according to the arrest report.
The arrests came a week after Sheriff Michelle Cook announced a program called Hammer and Hope which was designed to concentrate on the illegal drug trade in the Middleburg and Clay Hill areas. Haddock’s home became a target after two overdoses were reported at the residence in a 21-day period.
Haddock’s bond was set at $302,511.
Deputies found .5 grams of fentanyl in Cope’s wallet during the raid, CCSO said. He also was charged with possession of heroin after the sheriff’s office orchestrated a purchase by a confidential informant at Cosmos Avenue on July 27 and selling fentanyl and methamphetamine in a convenience store parking lot on July 12. His bond was set at $325,012.
Arnold was charged with selling $60 worth of methamphetamine at the Cosmos Avenue house on June 29, CCSO said. The sale was set up on Facebook Messenger. His bond was set at $232,518.
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