Florida Couple Used Drive-Thru Window at Mobile Home to Sell Fentanyl: Police

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
August 31, 2018US News
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A Florida couple is accused of building a “drive-thru window” at their mobile home to sell drugs, said police.

William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs of Ocala were arrested Aug. 23 after their mobile home was raided following four drug overdoses in the area, WFTV reported.

Ocala Police alleged that the pair had turned their kitchen window into a drive-thru so drug buyers wouldn’t have to constantly enter and exit their home, which would draw attention, according to the report.

Investigators also said their home had signs that indicated when it was open for business and directing drivers where to go.

“We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location,” Ocala police Capt. Steven Cuppy told WFTV.

Cuppy said that Dobbs and Parrish were selling heroin laced with fentanyl, a potent opioid blamed for a rash of fatal overdoses across the United States in recent years. A number of Chinese nationals have been accused of sending mass quantities of fentanyl to the U.S. via the U.S. Postal System.

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William Parrish Jr. (left) and McKenzee Dobbs (right) are accused of selling drugs out of a drive-thru window in Ocala, Florida. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

“There (were) some heroin sales that were going on there. Subsequently, through the investigation, we were able to determine that product was laced with fentanyl,” he told the station.

William Parrish Sr., Parrish’s father, told WFTV that his son has been visiting a methadone clinic. “He’s been trying to get himself straightened out,” he said, adding that he wasn’t aware the couple had been dealing drugs out of their home. The overdoses, he added, are “a lie.”

Parrish, 32, was charged with driving under the influence, keeping a home used to sell drugs, possession of drugs with intent to sell, and resisting arrest without violence, officials said, Fox News reported. Dobbs, 20, was charged with keeping a dwelling used to sell drugs, possession of drugs with intent to sell, possession of fentanyl, and possession of fentanyl with intent to sell.

Other details about the case are not clear.

Ocala is located about 66 miles west of Daytona Beach, Florida.

Fentanyl From China

President Donald Trump earlier this month accused China of sending fentanyl to the U.S. via mail.

“It is outrageous that Poisonous Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl comes pouring into the U.S. Postal System from China,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Aug 20. “We can, and must, END THIS NOW! The Senate should pass the STOP ACT – and firmly STOP this poison from killing our children and destroying our country. No more delay!”

The House of Representatives voted 353-52 to pass the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act in June preventing the shipment of the drugs via international mail.

On Aug. 22, Attorney General Jeff Sessions also announced the indictments against Fujing Zheng, also known as Gordon Jin, and his father Guanghau Zheng for shipping fentanyl and other synthetic drugs to at least 25 countries, including the U.S., Cleveland.com reported. Bin Wang, a Boston-based chemist, pleaded guilty to getting shipments from Zheng before sending drugs to several states, including Ohio.

From The Epoch Times

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