INSIDERS: It takes everyone to fight human trafficking, WTXL
Volusia-Flagler investigators arrest 10, seek more in heroin ring bust, Daytona Beach News Journal
10 arrested in Volusia County heroin ring, Orlando Sentinel
Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Dismantled
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Daytona Beach Police Department and other local and federal law enforcement agencies announced the take down of a massive heroin trafficking ring in the Volusia County area. According to the investigation, the drug trafficking organization is responsible for distributing two to three kilograms of heroin per month, some containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Today authorities obtained arrest warrants for 19 individuals in connection to the organization and search warrants for five locations in Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Palm Coast.
“Using fentanyl just one time can kill–and that is why it is vital that we continue to aggressively investigate drug trafficking and remove these substances from our streets,” said Attorney General Bondi. “I firmly believe this investigation saved lives and I am grateful for each law enforcement officer who worked to seize these deadly drugs before they could be sold in our state.” More.
Georgia Resident Arrested for Exploiting Elderly Pensacola Resident
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office announced arrest of a Georgia man for exploiting an elderly and disabled resident in an assisted living facility in Pensacola. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received a tip regarding this illegal activity from the Florida Department of Children and Families hotline.
According to the MFCU investigation, Credell Michael Wingate, 44, had power of attorney for the resident and spent more than $31,000 of the victim’s private funds, violating the statutory fiduciary duty requirements of a POA. More.