Traffic Stop Leads to Armed Drug Dealer Arrest

Evidence Photo

Early Wednesday morning, January 20th, Deputies seized more than 1lb of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a vehicle after a traffic stop in Bunnell.

Just after midnight, Master Deputy Dawson conducted a traffic stop on a blue Honda Civic at the Palm Point Apartment off Moody Blvd. in Bunnell after the driver committed various traffic infractions.

M/D Dawson contacted the driver who was identified as Ahmad Mitchell, 23 of Sanford, Florida. As he searched for his driver’s license, M/D Dawson observed a small baggie containing a green leafy substance next to the gear shift. Mitchell then pulled a backpack from the backseat and began rummaging through it to find his license and M/D Dawson saw another baggy containing a green leafy substance.

MITCHELL MUGSHOT
MITCHELL MUGSHOT

During a subsequent vehicle search, deputies located multiple individual baggies containing Marijuana that totaled approximately 1lb, three rolled joints, a loaded handgun and rifle, several cell phones, and drug paraphernalia which included plastic bags, scales, and grinders. All the baggies tested positive for THC Marijuana. Mitchell was also found to have over $5,000 in cash on his person and in the car, which he claimed was from winning sports bets.

Mitchell was arrested for Possession of Marijuana (More than 20 Grams) with Intent to Sell and three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility and was later released after posting a $4,000 bond, however the additional charge of Carrying a Concealed Firearm During the Commission of a Felony is pending.

“This drug dealer might’ve been just passing through, but now he’s extending his visit to Flagler County at our extended stay hotel, the Green Roof Inn,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “I commend Master Deputy Dawson and all our deputies that look beyond the traffic stop for signs of other crimes being committed. A warning to other drug dealers, don’t bring your poison business here, even on a passthrough, we will catch you, and you’ll find yourself behind bars.”

For bodycam of the arrest: https://bit.ly/3VrZ6j7.

By Flagler County Buzz

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