DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A man was arrested in Daytona Beach Wednesday, with large quantities of drugs being seized from his apparent residence. 27 year-old Javaris Allen-Holt is accused of dealing in deadly narcotics in the Daytona community.
The sting that brought Allen-Holt into custody was the conclusion of a massive investigation. $1.6 million was diverted to the task force, and personnel from a litany of local law enforcement agencies were involved. Namely:
Allen-Holt is now charged with armed trafficking of fentanyl, manufacturing fentanyl, renting/maintaining a structure for drug trafficking, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges may come pending investigation according to a release from the Volusia Sheriff's Office.
At what police say was Allen-Holt's residence on Tomoka Road, police seized almost a kilogram of fentanyl, 26g of methamphetamine, four firearms with ammunition, items apparently used to manufacture fentanyl, and $17,855 cash.
Allen-Holt has been booked nine times into the Volusia County Branch Jail, according to the jail's online portal. The earliest instance was in July 2014, when he was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Charges since then have included grand theft of a motor vehicle, domestic battery by strangulation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Fentanyl is considered to be among the most dangerous illegal drugs in the United States right now, with the Centers for Disease Control saying its potency is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It also reported that 70.6k deaths in the United States in 2021 were attributed to synthetic opioids, most commonly fentanyl.