The house and some of the residents at 135 Oak Lane in Flagler Beach are well known to law enforcement. To neighbors, too: they’ve been the subject of drug busts and arrests before, including last April, when Timothy Paytas was arrested. Wayne Paytas Jr. has twice been sentenced to prison terms on drug charges. He finished his last one in November 2016.
Early Thursday morning, Wayne and Timothy were arrested again. So was Brandon Paytas. So was Nicholas Nock, So was Dierdre Tilelli, Timothy’s girlfriend. All were arrested in a bust at the Oak Lane house carried out by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagler Beach Police Department after 6:30 a.m.
It was the culmination of what the sheriff’s office described as a two-month investigation by its Special Investigations Unit and Flagler Beach police after the residence was the focus of multiple complaints of heavy traffic and suspected drug activity at the house in the close-clustered residential neighborhood in the triangle between John Anderson Highway and State Road 100, just before the Flagler Beach Bridge.
Cops found numerous hypodermic needles and a metal spoon with white residue (“people who used illegal drugs intravenously,” arrest reports in the case state, “will use a spoon with a small piece of cotton as a filter to collect the liquid form of their narcotics. They will then put the tip of the needle into the cotton and suck up the liquid form of the narcotics into the needle before use.”) Also found were 26 Trinelix pills, a prescription anti-depressant and five Gabepentin, also known as Neurontin and used to treat epilepsy and nerve pain, among other uses. Prescriptions were not provided. Suboxone, a highly addictive narcotic, was also found in the house, as was hydromorphone.
A yellow glass smoking pipe with burnt pot was found in a dresser drawer as were pot seeds. And additional drug paraphernalia was found in a golf bag.
The residence was littered with used hypodermic needles, according to a sheriff’s office release. During the execution of the search warrant, signed by Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, Flagler Beach Code Enforcement had to respond to the scene due to the deplorable living conditions and possible safety hazards. Images of the interior released by the sheriff’s office show indescribable filth. There were pets in the house as well. Their fate is not clear.
Here’s how the charges shook out: Wayne Paytas Jr, 30, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a New or Legend Drug, and Possession of Cannabis. Brandon Kyler Paytas, 26, was charged with Possession of a Schedule V Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Cannabis. Timothy Ryan Paytas, 28, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Deidre Janeth Tilelli, 39, was charged with Possession of a New or Legend Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Nicholas Nehemia Nock, 31, was charged with Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
By Friday, Brandon and Timothy Paytas and Tilelli had all been released, all three of them on their own recognizance. Wayne Paytas was still being held on $1,500 bond, and Nock on $3,000 bond. Nock and Brandon Paytas face felonies, the others all face misdemeanors. But the investigation is ongoing and further charges may yet follow, the sheriff’s office notes.
The house is supposed to be off limits until brought up to code. The problem had been going on for several years, with neighbors recalling two previous drug raids. “It looked like a McDonald’s drive-through,” is how one neighbor described the traffic activity at the house before Thursday’s raid. “There were always fights breaking out, arguments” with neighbors, requiring the response of law enforcement, a neighbor recalls.
The Department of Children and Families removed a child from the house some years ago, after the second raid on the house, when Wayne Paytas ended up convicted for his second prison term. The child, now 11, was placed with a grandmother.
More upstanding innocent citizens doing nothing busted! Our justice system is broke! Not the cops, the Justice System. Raise the damn bail! They should be making little ones out of big ones while awaiting trial, just for fun! This part of the opioid problem!
What a waste of human life, money and brains. This is what happens when your brain is fried on drugs. You lose all sense of responsibility, respect for quality of human life and cleanliness. They will all have much better living conditions while they serve out their term in jail. However, I don’t give them much of a chance of changing their lives or getting drug free so we will see them in the news once again and maybe quite often.
Looks like they all work for a landscape company mowing lawns. I wouldn’t want this crew in my backyard
I’m just curious, is it a prerequisite to be shirtless to engage in illigal activity? LOL Even on the many reality shows that ride along with police, you can always be sure to see someone shirtless as well as someone asking, “Can I smoke a cigarette before you arrest me?”… Really! That is what you are worried about? I would ask about where my car is being towed, calling someone for my children or pets, or AT LEAST ask for a Double Cheeseburger or a milkshake (I don’t believe jails offer ice creme) before a frigging cigarette! PRIORITIES people! But I guess that’s why they get themselves in the mess in the first place. And who would engage, plus live in a known drug house when you just got out of two prison runs? I would live in a tent before I chose to live in a known house where police and neighbors are watching. That’s just plain dumb. If God forbid, I had to live the life, I would do it big enough where it would be on a Federal Level and not state and county. Everyone knows Federal facilities are known as Camp Cupcakes. That’s another dumb thing. Anyway, you can very sure there will be many more drug houses when this new law starts where doctors can only write Rx’s for 3 days at a time, which I think is just nuts and sounds like communism. I have a feeling there will be many lawsuits over this one, but it’s only going to make people with REAL medical problems to get things on the street. Paying a Dr. $200-$300 every 3 days for chronic pain treatment should be illigal and those whom passed it should be ashamed. Once again, we all have to pay for others mistakes. More government oversite. Every month I see things that resemble PRE 1991 Hungary or the Baltic areas. What a sad state (of affairs) we are in.
Nice house hope it’s rental,the landlord deserves it.The house doesn’t get like that over night.
Concerned Citizen says
Glad to see the cat wasn’t charged. Only thing he was guilty of was knocking stuff off of things.
Small time raid says
I’m surprised that Flagler Live is covering a “drug house” bust that after a 2 month investigation yeilds little more than some Marijuana, anti-depressants, and a few people that don’t clean up after themselves. These people are small time and FlaglerLive, you used to discourage this waste of tax payer money
The yield was minor and yes, that sort of bust is generally not worth the disproportionate attention it gets in investigative time or media attention, which feeds a different sort of addiction. The difference here is that the house has been the subject of recurrent busts, several of those involved have long records, at least one has two prison stints, the neighborhood disrupted enough to demand action, the house turned out to be more like a Superfund site, the drugs involved were not mere pot, and, for all that, three of the five, and soon all five, will be free to return to their daily habits. Your point is well taken, nevertheless not all busts may be ignored equally.
Upstanding citizens of drugs, keep them in jail
This is extremely sad….I grew up with the paytas’ and spent quite a bit of time with them. They are not monsters…I promise you their mom raised them right. Sometimes people go down a dark path and no matter how much loved ones try to help , nothing can be done… Their mother was a great parent, trying her best to raise 3 boys on her own…. I really hope things turn around because this is really heartbreaking to see and not the brothers I knew and loved (probably haven’t seen them in about 10 years) I’m not defending their actions in the least bit I just hope they get the help they need….
Well does the name ring any bells … i’m sure they will all get off with no charges do to the good ol’ boy system and the corrupt law enforcement we have in this city ….. STAY TUNED !!!!!!
sad society the wages of sin is death there is hope drug addict
repent and come to the lord jesus christ for salvation or sin
will be your ruin. jesus christ is your answer to set you free
please repent hell is real. john14-6, romans 6-23
Small time bust, unless you live next to these idiots! Sheriff’s should be kicking 2-3 doors a week. Drive drug dealers and users underground! Let the Special Operations Units go after mid and high level dealers and road units develop info for search warrants on small time dealers and users. Utilizing the entire department not just a drug unit. Need 1 detective or analyst to deconflict and assign cases. Let them know their door could be the next on knocked down! This strategy has been proven elsewhere.
I agree. They are still young.
I don’t understand the actions of Code Enforcement, when I call them here in Palm Coast they tell me they can’t even go in anyone’s backyard to check for violations. The story they tell is they can only observe from the street. My take is that Code Enforcement in Palm Coast is a joke,, we have rules related to landscaping on saltwater canals backyards. I see half of the houses (dumps) don’t have any shrubs, bushes, etc. against the foundations and stem walls. The same holds true for golf course lots. The city doesn’t even enforce his when issuing an occupancy permit for new construction. The only thing I ever see CE do is to bust peoples ass for holding garage sales and open houses. We should eliminate CE totally, the enforcement board only meets four times per year, nobody gets fined without the enforcement boards actions.
It is unfortunate for the lawn care company. They do my lawn. This explains some things. I hope all works well.
For everyone passing judgement bc apparently you all feel you should be the judge, jury and executioner. Take into account these few things. 1. They are all mostly still young. 2. They clearly all work for their habit as we all obviously noticed their work shirts(plus I live in the surrounding area and see them going to or from work everyday) 3. None of them are paying your bills, sleeping in your bed, or AGAIN, ROBBING YOUR HOUSES!! 4. Because they work they were not on the system using tax payers money like sooooo many other addicts. So really what is the issue? Are you going to jail for them? No you’re not. Everyone has skeletons in their closet and don’t act like you don’t! Most of you, and this is based on statistics, are addicts yourself. Whether it be you take your own prescription (bc I love how ppl with scripts claim they’re not addicts but you make it to the Dr. Every month right? RIGHT! ) or you have a drinking problem that you are in denial of, a shopping habit, gambling habit, sex addict, porn addict, or a cheating addict/problem, workaholic and never see your family, a mother that can’t standher kids secretly which is why you have a nanny bc I have 3 kids and don’t need a nanny or maid!! So before you guys decide to judge these ppl you don’t even know, maybe you should look into the mirror! Too many of palm coast sit on their high horses and pass judgement not even knowing the real deep rooted issues behind the drug use. No one ever wakes up and says “HMMM..I think I’m going to be a drug addict today” NO ONE!!! KEEP PASSING JUDGEMENT..Karma comes back around bc it is not for you to judge!!!!
(Deep breath, rolling of eyes). I’m sure all five will change their life after reading that. Now if you offered that little saying whilst telling us that you have volunteered many times with victims of addiction, worked with counselors, mentioned that perhaps you went down the same path, yet your spiritual beliefs was part of your recovery, I would have said.. “How nice” (yes.. With a pinch of sarcasm) but quotes from ANYONE, isn’t going to change things for them. They need many more things then that. I can’t help feel that you quote from a tower high above all the rest of us. Perhaps get your church together and offer to get their home cleaned up, maybe they would feel better about themselves and want to change, even one of them would be worth it. By telling them their way is hell, I don’t see how that is helpful, it sounds more judgemental then anything and the last time I heard (Ugh.. Take a deep breath Hunter) judging others may also be an E-ticket ride to where you clearly think your exempt from landing. Copying and pasting scripture is nice when it comes from someone where there have been actions and not hypocrisy, but this isn’t the time, place or venue. It’s just too easy and sounds very elitist. I’m just tired of all talk and no action of the so called righteous. Yes.. This is a form of judgment, but only in defense of cause and affect of your posting… (affect?.. effect?) My sixth grade English teacher just passed out. I’m tired, I’ve been catching and brought 24 faral cats to the ASPCA in the last two days and my brain and body is fried. Honestly, I have a college edgamacation, I have the $130K bill to prove it lol
And because this was minor why was so much time and energy spent on this and not the real dealers? Flagler Beach has always been known for its drugs. I guess this wasn’t big enough for Staly to be cheesin it up for the camera.
Who owns this drug den? How the homeowner responsible if the problems have been ongoing.
What a waste of resources! 2 months of investigating and they didnt find anything to arrest them for?! Just a few petty things !? Im sure most of us have things petty that the law wouldnt approve of. Is this really the best you can do? Follow around half the people in the county and youll prolly find something and this is who you choose to investigate for two months with multiple agencies lmao
I don’t think a Swifter is going to help them-
A two-month investigation to arrest a group of filthy bottom-of-the-barrel junkies, wonderful. Where is the months-long investigation for people who are not filthy addicts living in squalor, for the well-dressed career criminals who are actually getting rich off of the drug trade? Every time I see an article about busted drug dealers, it is always addicts and street dealers of the lowest order. When will we finally see the big fish who are actually worth the time and resources of a months-long investigation?
Deliver Driver says
No wonder I always got tipped good and most of the time they meet me out at in the yard, drugs. Though I saw a little of the inside of the house a couple of times. It was terrible.
I can assure you our court system will slap their hands, maybe some community work and these individuals will be right back at it.
Concerned Resident says
Lock these scary folks up. They ruin the neighborhood.
William Moya says
In response to Small Time… and Flagler Live, this is a window into what mental health entails and for the proponents who see it as an extremely costly and complex ailment and treatment. Many politicians use the issue to deflect and project whatever quick “solutions” they spout and move on to the next.
I see a sense of worthlessness and despair, a cry for help that says, erase me.
Which cost the most ,getting them off drugs .Suboxen was mentioned as a highly addictive narcotic
Suboxen is a opoid blocker. Someone was at least attempting to get clean. This state is one of the few that does not make medicaid available to men unless they have minor children
Suboxen treatment Dr and counseling about $400. a month ,suboxen about$400.a month .So pharmaceutical companies and goverment make it less expensive to use than to clean up. Incarceration cost tax payers more than treatment. How many addicts became addicts after their doctors were over prescribing to young people in their 20″s and 30’s for to long. Stopping pain prescriptions for those who have legitimate chroic pain problems. Which is more than your cancer patient is seriously wrong. Addicts will find something else move up to herion , home made meth
Do you want to spend your tax dollars to incarcerate or to help them clean their lives up
Ask Goverment Scott to put that 11 million dollar he took from what the state agreed to combat the drug program and put it into treatment. A cage doesnt treat anything , drugs get brought into the jail and prison
The 3 Payta brothers use that house as (probably owned by a relative) the owner is a lady of the same last name as the public record shows.
We have the same issue in our block with a house were a wealthy owner brings in drug addicted and dealer felons to reside there and let them use his car claiming are his “caretakers”. Meanwhile neighbors with minor children some students walking to the bus stop, some elderly and some single moms raising their young kids reside next to this problem house. Traffic for “deals” is day and night, in vehicles on bicycles and on foot or even skate board! Sheriff has been called and proceeded to take most of them to jail while in transit to or out the house, over possession of drugs or paraphernalia or driving with suspended or non license, carrying weapons while on probation, for violating probation, or assault, etc etc. All the people this 67 year old brings or bails out of jail are felons with a mile long record, caught and released on bail many times, to come back to his house to proceed with their deals and the traffic. These felons and their mules keep on trespassing our properties to avoid being seeing by deputies…what else are we to do to stop these delinquent element to come to this man’s house? Unfortunately he does not sell and move. The safety of our community is endangered. But we do not give up hope in spite we been enduring this problem for 2 years so far.
God is Anonymous.
Jason B says
The rot starts at the top, not the bottom. Trump says he wants to execute drug dealers, he needs to start with a few pharmaceutic CEO’s .
Meanwhile the legal supply of opiates from purdue pharma and the illegal supplies from the established underworld channels continue unabated…
Put these people on Suboxen and they,switch to Meth! Money is better spent licking them up at,least you cut down on organized retail theft and burglaries.
it sounds like Paytas family members should not be placed with other Paytas family members without ongoing Social Services supervision. This many addicts in one family require an active family network of enablers and co-dependents.
@Anyone pretending to care, or even actually concerned
What It’s Like for an American Drug Reformer to Go to a Country with a Compassionate System
Who knew governments could actually do good things in the realm of drug policy?
By Phillip Smith / AlterNet
“…We came to the conclusion that the criminal system was not the best suited to deal with this situation,” explained Capaz. “The best option should be referring them to treatment, but we do not force or coerce anyone. If they are willing to go, it’s because they actually want to, so the success rate is really high. We can surely say that decriminalization does not increase drug usage, and that it does not mean legalizing drugs. It’s still illegal to use drugs in Portugal, it’s just not considered a crime. It’s possible to deal with these users outside the criminal system…”
“The cat was not among those charged” 😂😂😂
The cat is probably still detoxing from the fumes.
Btw, if that cat is innocent then why is he hiding his face? Only reason he’s not wearing his yellow t shirt is because couldn’t find it along all the trash.
Beautiful home. Wow…how many years of filth in there? Call Farmers..they know a thing or two, cuz they’ve seen a thing or two! See..its not only in the F or P sections y’all…