FCSO Deputies Administer NARCAN to DUI Driver whose Heroin was laced with Fentanyl, Warn ATV Trespassers to Avoid FPL Land in Bunnell


 Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 18 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024. They handled 499 calls for service and made 188 traffic stops.

“This past week has been a busy one, with multiple arrests,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “While the weekend appeared to be much calmer, deputies proved once again how critical traffic stops can be. Stopping someone for hitting a mailbox can lead to saving their life.”


Deputies Prevent Fentanyl Overdose During DUI Arrest

On Sunday, January 28, just after 6 p.m., a deputy concluding his shift in Palm Coast’s P section conducted a traffic stop after a vehicle that was weaving in and out of traffic, struck a mailbox.

While making the traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Stephen MacNeil of Palm Coast, began to have a medical episode, drifting in and out of consciousness. Deputies administered Narcan and began life saving measures until relieved by emergency medical personnel from Flagler County Fire Rescue.

After regaining consciousness, MacNeil refused additional medical treatment and told deputies that he had purchased Heroin in Daytona and that some was still in his vehicle inside a cigarette pack. Deputies located the pack of cigarettes and inside the clear plastic packaging found 2.2 grams of a whitish-blue powdery substance that tested positive for Fentanyl.

After performing a series of field sobriety tests, it was determined that MacNeil had been Driving Under the Influence of Narcotics. He was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility for Driving Under the Influence, Leaving Scene of a Crash Involving Damage to Property, and Fentanyl Possession. He is currently being held on $1500 bond.

“We see time and time again the effects of Fentanyl,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “This time our deputies prevented loss of life but driving under the influence of Narcotics will land you in the Green Roof Inn every time.”

For bodycam of the incident: http://tinyurl.com/4czfx6wp

Hundreds Warned of Trespass on FPL Property in Flagler Estates 

Just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, FSCO was advised of dirt bikes and four-wheelers on a piece of property owned by Florida Power and Light in Flagler Estates off Potatoville Rd.

Upon arriving, deputies found approximately 100 ATV’s blocking the main roadway and approximately 200 people on private FPL property. According to people on-site, they gather there for an annual mudding event held in remembrance of a local man who passed away in 2011.

All subjects on the property were warned for trespassing and dispersed immediately. Deputies remained in the area to conduct further patrols in Flagler Estates and conducted about 30 traffic stops on ATVs for various violations.

“Due to increased vehicular and criminal activity in Flagler Estates, deputies are conducting additional patrols in the area,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Consider this your final warning. If the property doesn’t belong to you, and you don’t have written permission, stay off of it!”

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