Cocaine and Pills Possibly Laced With Fentanyl Seized

 

 

  

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests last Friday, August 31, 2018, after a search warrant turned up multiple kinds of illegal narcotics including cocaine and opioid pills that may have been laced with fentanyl, an extremely dangerous combination. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is considered one of the main drivers of drug overdose deaths in the United States. It is 50-100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than many forms of heroin. As a result, Fentanyl use can often prove deadly when abused.

 

The Bay County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division along with the Criminal Investigations Division served the search warrant on a residence in Parker.  During the search of the home, investigators found approximately 3 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, 10 ounces of cocaine, 1598 xanax pills, 75 oxycodone pills, 42 hydrocodone pills, 1 Taurus .40 handgun, a half pound of marijuana, and $4,694 in US currency.  Investigators suspect the cocaine and prescription pills may have been mixed with the opioid Fentanyl. Samples of the narcotics have been sent to FDLE for laboratory testing to confirm.  

A woman found inside the home during the execution of the warrant was identified as Tara Santillo.  Just outside of the home, investigators located two men identified as Raphael Dorsey and  Herman Campbell. All three were arrested.

 

Raphael L Dorsey, age 36, of 7505 S. Hwy. 22 in Panama City, was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Trafficking in Crystal Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Trafficking in Oxycodone, Possession of Xanax with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon,  Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

 

Tara Santillo, age 28, of 7505 S. Hwy 22A, Panama City, was charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Trafficking in Crystal Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Trafficking in Oxycodone, Possession of Xanax with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon,  Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  

  

Herman Campbell, age 33, was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana more than 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

  

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Prepared by R. Corley

Information by Lt. K. Francis

Approved by Sheriff T. Ford