‘Slap in the face’: Woman who lost son to overdose reacts to local rehab owner selling fentanyl

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A woman who lost her son to a fentanyl overdose was handing out Narcan to people around Seminole County to prevent an overdose the day after the owner of a rehab center was arrested for selling fentanyl.

Investigators said Misty Gilley was selling fentanyl out of Simply Recovery Clinic and her home on Second Street in Altamonte Springs to her own rehab clients.

Gilley, 50, left jail after she posted the nearly $50,000 bond.


People at her home did not comment.

Della Wiggins was handing out Narcan to people in Seminole County. As part of Advocates for Angels, a group for parents who lost a child to substance use disorder. She lost her son in 2018.

READ: Seminole County woman arrested for selling fentanyl while running drug rehab facility

“I’m in total disbelief that somebody of this stature could have that kind of mentality to sell drugs to people that are coming to them for help. What was she thinking? What are they thinking?”

Wiggins, like the sheriff’s office, said she believes there are more people probably involved.

READ: Mac Miller’s drug supplier pleads guilty to fentanyl charge in rapper’s fatal overdose

“It’s a slap in the face,” she said. “I was shocked, and I’ve had several people call me that are either parents that have lost their own children, other people that I know that have dealings with these treatment centers, and they are in shock that this happened.”

READ: Police: Father beat 12-year-old, left him in laundry room to die

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.