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Video: 16 Arrested On Drug Charges In VSO Operation Following Recent Homicides

Date Added: April 30, 2021 10:36 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

16 ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN VSO OPERATION FOLLOWING RECENT HOMICIDES

Over the past two days, Volusia deputies and detectives conducted a proactive operation targeting high-crime locations in the DeLand and Deltona areas. This operation was prompted by violent crime, including two recent homicides in these areas since last Friday.

Detectives obtained 17 arrest warrants resulting from ongoing investigations of drug sales. Yesterday and today, deputies arrested 16 defendants on various charges and seized the following:

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

9mm handgun

Those arrested and their charges are:

Antwon Smiley (DOB 3/25/1988): 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 (DOB 10/15/1989): Sale and delivery of heroin

Jason Dobson (DOB 2/6/1985): 2 counts, sale and delivery of schedule II substance within 1,000 feet of a park

Brandon Williams (DOB 02/09/1990): Failure to appear for possession of heroin

Adam Hornung (DOB 3/5/1981): Possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation for possession of meth

Robert Rodriguez (DOB 12/3/1991): Possession of schedule II substance, driving while license suspended

Brandon Harris (DOB 12/7/1985): 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 (DOB 5/7/1970): Trafficking in Fentanyl

Freddie Farley (DOB 4/5/1963): 2 counts, sale and delivery of a schedule II substance within 1,000 feet of a park

Eileen Foley (DOB 5/10/1961): Sale and delivery of crack cocaine

Tasha Green (DOB 6/18/1985): Sale and delivery of crack cocaine

Kenyonte Grimes (DOB 2/11/2003): Sale and delivery of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park, violation of probation

Juvenile (DOB 5/7/2003): Sale and delivery of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park

Rhonda Schnidt (DOB 9/30/1986): 2 counts, sale and delivery of schedule II substance within 1,000 feet of a park

Michael Lortos (DOB 11/25/1979): Sale and delivery of heroin

Troy Nisbett (DOB 6/23/1975): Sale and delivery of heroin

More arrests are expected.

The deputies and detectives who ran this operation include members of the West Volusia Narcotics Task Force, Deltona Narcotics Enforcement Team, Deltona Crime Suppression Team, East Side Crime Suppression Team, East Side Narcotics Task Force and patrol deputies from District 2 (DeLand/northwest Volusia) and District 4 (Deltona).

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