• VCSO: Heroin distribution ring busted in east Volusia County

    By: WFTV Web Staff


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Volusia County law enforcement officials raided a heroin distribution ring in the eastern part of the county Friday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

    Officials spent months building a case against the ring, called The Money Team, which authorities said was capable of distributing between two and three kilograms a month. 

    Some of the heroin obtained by undercover agents contained fentanyl.

    The “major operation” included members of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

    Operation Tax Time resulted in arrest warrants for 19 people as well as search warrants for eight locations in Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Palm Coast.

    As of Friday, ten of the 19 were in custody. Detectives also seized 575 grams of heroin, 2 ounces of cocaine and three guns. 

    Authorities believe The Money Team was spending between $40,000 and $100,000 roughly on a monthly basis to procure heroin. 

    Undercover Daytona Beach detectives started making controlled purchases of heroin from the head of the organization, 32-year-old Julian Miller. 

    Channel 9's Mike Springer will bring the latest updates on Twitter and Facebook starting at 4. 

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