VSO: 16 Facing Drug Charges In Operation Following Homicides

Operation known as "Sales-2-Cells"

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DeLand, FL - Investigators obtain 17 arrest warrants and apprehend 16 individuals who are now facing drug charges in an operation launched following a string of homicides in West Volusia.

The Volusia Sheriff's Office (VSO) launched the operation and targeted high-crime locations in the DeLand and Deltona areas. Investigators say the operation was prompted by violent crime, including a recent string of homicides in these areas.

Since last Friday (April 24), deputies have investigated the deaths of 27-year-old Clifton Hafner of New Smyrna Beach, who was shot in Spring Hill; and 23-year-old Marvin Keith Evans III of Sanford, who was found shot dead in Deltona.

Deputies have since obtained 17 arrest warrants connected to this operation—known as Operation "Sales-2-Cells"—resulting from ongoing investigations of drug sales. Between Thursday and Friday (April 29, 30), law enforcement made 16 arrests and seized a 9mm handgun and an array of narcotics, including:

  • 47 grams of fentanyl

  • 2.7 grams of heroin

  • 5.1 grams of methamphetamine

  • 14 grams of crack cocaine

  • 84 Oxycodone/acetaminophen tablets (39 grams)

  • 73 Oxycodone 30 mg tablets (7.3 grams)

  • 10 Xanax

  • 16 clonazepam tablets

The 16 defendants and their charges are:

  • Antwon Smiley, 33: Federal warrant for possession of a firearm by convicted felon; additionally charged with armed trafficking in fentanyl, armed trafficking in Oxycodone, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of meth with intent to distribute and possession of a schedule IV substance with intent to distribute
  • Tyson Ross, 31: Sale and delivery of heroin
  • Jason Dobson, 36: 2 counts, sale and delivery of schedule II substance within 1,000 feet of a park
  • Brandon Williams, 31: Failure to appear for possession of heroin
  • Adam Hornung, 40: Possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation for possession of meth
  • Robert Rodriguez, 29: Possession of schedule II substance, driving while license suspended
  • Brandon Harris, 35: Sale and delivery of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park, trafficking in Oxycodone, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Shawn Ingle, 50: Trafficking in Fentanyl
  • Freddie Farley, 58: 2 counts, sale and delivery of a schedule II substance within 1,000 feet of a park
  • Eileen Foley, 59: Sale and delivery of crack cocaine
  • Tasha Green, 35: Sale and delivery of crack cocaine
  • Kenyonte Grimes, 18*: Sale and delivery of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park, violation of probation
  • Juvenile, 17*: Sale and delivery of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park
  • Rhonda Schnidt, 34: 2 counts, sale and delivery of schedule II substance within 1,000 feet of a park
  • Michael Lortos, 41: Sale and delivery of heroin
  • Troy Nisbett, 45: Sale and delivery of heroin

*Mugshots are not available for these individuals

According to an email from VSO, more arrests are expected to come.

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