Two Arrested for Trafficking Narcotics, Following Traffic Stop in Mondex

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February 23rd, the FCSO’s District 2 deputies initiated a traffic stop in the area of Walnut Av3e, and Beech Boulevard, in the Mondex of Bunnell. The initiated contact with ta man and woman in a vehicle who were eventually identified as Anthony Pezza and Tiffany Chapman.

After being told to exit the vehicle both Pezza and Chapman were asked if they had any narcotics in their possession, they denied having any. The deputies conducted a search of the vehicle based on probable cause, and found various drugs, and paraphernalia that included bags, scales and prescription bottles without labels. It was at this time that Chapman admitted to hiding narcotics in her body cavity.

A female deputy was brought to the scene to assist in the removal of the narcotics from Chapman’s body cavity. The baggy that was removed contained roughly 10.8 grams of methamphetamine.

Chapman was arrested and charged with Trafficking Amphetamine (14-28 grams), Possession of Narctics with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Distribute, Possession of Marijuana (under 20 grams), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment. She is currently being held on a $36,500 bond and has other pending charges which include, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving with License Suspended.

Pezza was arrested and charged with Trafficking Amphetamine (14-28 grams), Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell/Manufacture/Distribute, Possession of Marijuana (under 20 grams) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment. He is also being held on a $111,500 bond and has serveral previous charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Driving with License Suspended, Criminal Mischief and more.

“Great job by Deputy Prevatt, Deputy Hirschi, Deputy Barrett, and Deputy Green with proactive patrols
and making these trafficking narcotics arrest in the Mondex,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “We are working hard to clean up the Mondex and these two poison peddlers found out the hard way.”

 

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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