• Federal authorities arrest pair accused of selling oxycodone in Palm Coast

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    PALM COAST, Fla. - Federal authorities arrested a pair of fugitives accused of selling and trafficking oxycodone in Palm Coast Friday, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said. 

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    Deputies assisted with the arrest of William Tinsley, 31, and Jocelyn McLaughlin, 21, at 11 Raintree Lane on active warrants for drug trafficking out of St. John’s County, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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    Outside of the out-of-county warrants, Tinsley was charged with possession of methadone at the time of arrest. 

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    McLaughlin also had an active warrant for child neglect that was served at the time of arrest. 

    Bail for Tinsley was set at $160,000. McLaughlin’s was set at $5,000. Both were booked into the Flagler County Detention Facility and then transferred to St. John’s County. 

    “We were called to assist to get these fugitives off the street,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement. “Opiates are a plague to our country and we will continue to hunt down those who peddle this poison in our community.

    “These two thought Flagler County would be a good place to hide out, but they were wrong,” he added. “We stand ready to work with all law enforcement partners to make our county and country safer.”


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