FCSO Shuts Down Bunnell Drug House


Bunnell, FL - Three people are facing various charges after Flagler County Sheriff's deputies shut down the drug house they were using in Bunnell.  A search warrant executed last Friday (January 17) resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Gage Watts, 25-year-old Tessa Lilly, and 30-year-old Jessica McBryde. 

Watts and Lilly are well-known to FCSO, according to Sheriff Rick Staly. “Two of the adults arrested are frequent fliers to the Green Roof Inn,” Staly said. “Hopefully the courts will deal with them this time and they get the help they need or serious jail time, or else we’ll be keeping an eye on them when they’re back on the streets. Get your poison out of
Flagler County!”

Deputies have responded to the home located at 5000 Palm Avenue more than 50 times on various complaints, ranging from weapons complaints to arrest warrants to
disturbances. Special Investigative Unit detectives have conducted several undercover operations and were able to confirm narcotics were being sold from the residence. They saw a lot of traffic in and out of the home at all hours.

Detectives seized Methamphetamine, a firearm, ammunition, Counterfeit Currency, Cannabis, and
various paraphernalia to include scales, baggies, pipes, and needles. 

Watts is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $13,500. He has bonded out.

Lilly is charged with Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Counterfeit Currency, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia. She is being held on a $12,500 bond.

McBryde is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $500 and she is out of jail.

FCSO says the investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely.

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