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Bunnell Drug Raid Nets 3 Arrests

| April 23, 2010

From left, Predaran M. Barnes, Takesha Johnson and Curtis R. Emanuel (FCSO)

Curtis Emanuel and Predaran Barnes were sleeping in a South Bacher Street residence at 5:30 Thursday morning when, armed with a warrant, Bunnell Police Department officers entered the house, detained the men, and began collecting marijuana, cocaine and a .45-caliber semi-automatic gun. The raid was the culmination of “a month-long investigation of drug activity on the south side of the city,” according to Angie Hatfiled of the Bunnell Police Department.

After searching the home for about 20 minutes, Takesha Johnson, who rents the place (at 311 S. Bacher St.), arrived on the scene and was arrested along with Emanuel and Barnes. The housing block is owned by the Flagler County Housing Authority.

According to police reports, some 60 to 60 grams of marijuana was found in a brown bag in the master bedroom. Another bag of marijuana, containing 18 individually packaged plastic bags, was found on the couch in the living room, where Emanuel had been sleeping, along with a small grocery bag containing small amounts of cocaine. The gun was on the dresser in a bedroom. Five cell phones and six hydrocodone pills were also recovered. Hydrocodone is a pain medication. Emanuel had $450 in cash in his pocket. In all, 75 grams of marijuana was collected.

Barnes, Johnson and Emanuel, who are all 23, were booked into the Flagler County Jail. Barnes and Johnson face charges of marijuana possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $25,000 for each.

Emanuel faces the same charges, plus charges of marijuana, cocaine and hydrocodone possession. Bond for Emanuel is set at $51,000.

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5 Responses for “Bunnell Drug Raid Nets 3 Arrests”

  1. Pierre Tristam says:

    That’s absolutely not true. I do not like the story above. It happened to be the one I had open when I was testing the Facebook utility, I cliked on the like thing to see if it worked, and now I can’t “unlike” it, which I’d like to. For the record, I don’t think any of the three individuals above should have been arrested, as I’m a legalize-all-drugs sort of guy (no exceptions). Wasting police resources on busts like these is good PR for the police, but poor use of money and even poorer public policy. See the past 35 years of drug-war futility. Now, if anyone can tell me how to “unlike” this page, I’m all clicks.

  2. Reinhold Schlieper says:

    “Unliking a story” must be insider talk of Facebook, huh? I have no idea what that “unliking” concept refers to. However, the story is newsworthy, even if one should see it from an angle different from the trite-and-true perspective. I agree with you, Pierre, that, given that none has died of marijuana overdose ever and plenty have died of tobacco and alcohol overdoses, one has no standing in controlling drug use to save citizens from themselves when one does not attempt to do so for alcohol and tobacco. It’s also an abhorrent practice from the perspective of victimless crimes and the State’s not being entitled to act in loco parentis for mature individuals in the case of such victimless crimes.

  3. Jim R. says:

    In the case of Marijuana, it’s the state that should be penalized for withholding a herb with powerful medicinal properties from those that need it.

  4. J. Te. says:

    Wow are you guys serious. You say that this is a waste of money and the state should be penalized. Anyway you look at it these people are up to NO good and need to be punished. Did the have a permit for the gun? Does somebody medically need all those drugs? Get real folks. the FCSO just arrested some drug dealers!!!

  5. starfyre says:

    let em go

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