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Flagler County man sentenced to 20 years for drug overdose death

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A man in Flagler County has pleaded guilty to a drug overdose death and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Michael McIntyre pleaded guilty Thursday for the August 2020 overdose death of Chelsea Price. His charges include manslaughter, trafficking methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute.

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McIntyre was originally arrested by Flagler County deputies during an undercover operation in Bunnell and has been in custody since February 2021.

On Oct. 4, 2021, he was arrested again for the additional charge of first-degree murder by unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, according to Flagler County deputies.

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“This is another successful investigation of a poison peddler who caused an overdose death facing consequences for murder in Flagler County from selling drugs,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Our detectives did a great job and worked with the State Attorney’s Office to take this poison peddler off the streets and put him behind bars before he could cause another death. I hope this helps bring healing to the family of Chelsea Price and a warning to other poison peddlers – we investigate every overdose death as a murder and you will be next to go to state prison.”

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He is being held at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility under no bond until his transfer to the Florida Department of Corrections to start his prison sentence.

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