Three residents of a house at 17 Port Lane were arrested on various drug charges after deputies served a warrant and searched the house Thursday, among them Yumi Obama, a 30-year-old woman who was charged with trafficking in oxycodone and possession of pot with intent to distribute.
Also arrested, on lesser charges, were Yuriy Krivoshey, 28, and Jeremy Toumbs, 37.
Sheriff’s investigators and the SWAT team served the warrant just after 6 a.m. at the Port Lane house. According to Obama’s arrest warrant, after detectives began searching a room where Obama’s 5-year-old son was sleeping, she volunteered to show detectives where all her “contraband” was located.
She told detectives that the bedroom where her son was asleep used to be hers, but that she was in the process of moving her belongings into the garage, which she would use as a bedroom. She then led detectives to a pair of safes that were stacked one atop the other in the bedroom closet. The top safe was locked with a key. The bottom safe had a combination lock. A digital scale was placed on top of the upper safe.
The key to one of the safes was under an open notebook that, according to detectives, looked like a ledger, with names and dollar amounts handwritten. She called out the numbers of the bottom safe: 97 left, 79 right, 42 left.
Inside, detectives found some 331 grams of pot in various containers, 208 round white tablets of what was later identified as oxycodone, a prescription pain killer at the root of much of the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic, and three or four dozen additional tablets of different sorts. Also, a purple fabric bag with $1,390, and a bronze fabric bag with $390. In a different part of the room detective found a further stash of currency totaling $7,000.
Obama, according to her arrest report, told detectives that she buys the pills from “a source within Flagler County.” But she would not elaborate. (Her profession is listed as “animal house grooming” on her arrest report.)
Detectives also found two digital scales, lots of plastic baggies typically used to package drugs for sale, rubber bands, and empty, unlabeled prescription pill bottles.
During the search, Obama’s 61-year-old mother arrived at the scene. Startled, she asked her daughter: “Are you using drugs?”
“No mom,” her daughter replied, according to her arrest report. “I’m selling drugs.”
Obama was booked at the Flagler County jail on $165,000 bond.
Toumbs, a landscaper, was arrested on a drug charge in 2008 and served a brief sentence at the local jail. Thursday he was arrested on a pot possession charge, and possession of a controlled substance. Deputies found small amounts of various substances, including ecstasy, on him or in his bedroom. He was released after posting bail on $3,000 bond.
Krivoshey, a roofer by trade, whose jail records lists his address as 13 Panorama Drive in Palm Coast, has a long arrest record, but mostly for minor, or non-violent drug charges. He was at the Port Lane property when the warrant was served. A detective who’d had the house under surveillance had concluded that Krivoshey lived there with Obama, his girlfriend. Nothing illegal was found on him when cops searched the house, but 1.89 grams of pot and two glass smoking pipes were found in Obama’s bedroom—the bedroom where Krivoshey was alleged to be staying. His Social Security and military ID cards were also found in that same bedroom. He had been on probation on a prior conviction
On Aug. 29, he also faces a sentencing hearing on a felony drunk driving conviction, third offense. Just last April he was found guilty of DUI (second offense) and possession of a controlled substance, pot and drug paraphernalia, and was sentenced to a year’s probation. On Thursday, he was charged with probation violation and held at the county jail without bond.
Sound like fine neighbors.
Good job staley hundreds more to go.
Her source is probably her parents ALF. they run an ALF in Palm coast and they have had numerous issues with narcotic counting screwups and had blamed former employees. at one point she worked for her parents ALF OR WAS an administrator there so wouldn’t shock me.
Atticus finch says
The war on drugs is pointless… how many drug busts are we gunna have to do before the people realize that kickin down peoples doors for selling and doing drugs wont stop anyone? How long have we been fighting this war now? And how much better has it gotten? We all know drugs are bad. We all know they kill people… but what gives anyone the right to tell someone what they can or cannot do with their own body.. think about it. We waste more money in this pointless war on drugs when it could be put to something more useful… swat kickin down everyones doors in the middle of the night all over the world aint gunna stop nothing… look how good its been doing so far.. they’ll be back on the streets selling in no time. Unless they decide to make the right choice and live a clean honest life. The police and government aint gunna be the ones to make that change. Its like gun control…. it doesnt work. So ya.. good job FCSO. Glad no one got.. you got the pills and weed and took them off the streets…. for now… all it is is a way for the county and state to collect revenue.. its all about money money money.. not helping the community….peoples houses and cars are being robbed every night and we still cant up the patrols in the neighborhoods but yo! That chick down the road got some plants and pills in her house, lets send the whole squad and swat team!! Thank God that harmless green leafy stuff and pain killers are off the street! I can finally get some sleep…. oh, you’re house got robbed? Im sorry ma’am, fill out this statement and we’ll just call you if we hear anything.
I have been telling everybody this is a problem we need to nip in the butt now good work fso keep up the good work and be safe out there. We need to get rid of this problem now!!!!!!!
Probably just a drop in the ocean, but it’s nice to see some of these foul people get caught.
I wonder what will happen to the property. Does it wind up getting seized?
Going down like pins at the alley.
@Atticus ya cant legalize ALL the stuff be real. Im thinkin the green leafy stuff gets legalized, regulated,taxed and more gravitate to that than the hard stuff.
@atticus – but how many people could be harmed by users/addicts/sellers? Drugs are responsible for a lot of the theft and vehicle accidents, not to mention the mental & emotional damage suffered by those that care about the addict.
I’m telling you, this all Obama’s fault!
WAY MORE issues with alcohol then anything else. Oh, but NO ONE wants to talk about that…….you know because it’s “legal”. SMH………..
Atticus finch is right. Just let them fry their brains!
Atticus finch is right. Just let them fry their brains!
These people are not criminals, who ever supplied them with the pills is the real danger to the community Not these lower level peddlers and users, I will be impressed when they arresst the doctor giving the prescription
Roll on 2 says
Now the judges need to do their job! Why hasn’t a Nebbia hold been ordered?
Break the law, get locked up.
Jolene dehart says
To outsider, lol. What a joke. This has been going on since before he was born.
Dee Kieffer says
Atticus, your comment is so sad, you think it is ok 4 people to sell drugs, obviously you have no children or concern for humans. The sheriffs department did a wonderful job, just like murder, robbery, rape, it won’t stop but it has to be dealt with and as,many as dealers that can be taken out of business the better.
Blaming the parents, what B.S. all 3 arrested were legal age , and made their own decisions.
Hope they get a hanging judge. In fact hanging or public display of punishment might reduce crime.
Dee Kieffer says
Dave, in reply to your posting , when Sherriff’s make a bust , that is generally a opportunity to get names of the High Ups in the Drug Organization. Where have you been. Hopefully a clean sweep will be underway.
There and Back says
@jolene dehart. Actually outsider was really joking. If you read the article the woman who got arrested was Yumi Obama…..jus sayin
Atticus, I think we should legalize everything, then there won’t be any crime.
The Geode says
Jolene dehart – the REAL “joke” is the lack of humor, wit and light-heartedness in today’s society. Have we become so jaded (or dense) that obvious sarcasm is always met with “finger-wagging” and immediate PC correction? Lighten the heck up…
@ Jolene: 🙄
Business as usual, nothing to see here. Busting low level drug addicts might brighten public relations a bit, but that’s about all it does.
We the People says
What makes me more angry than anything is that those of us who actually need relief from pain, especially if you’re younger ( I’m 36 with 3 prior back surgeries and STILL in a lot of pain daily ). My prior gp thought I just wanted drugs and refused to send me in for an MRI. Like I said, 3 surgeries later. Alcohol is KILLING a family member of mine ( he literally said, “I’ll be dead in 3 days” ) and when I called yesterday to find out what our options are- they can’t do anything!!! He didn’t say he would kill himself and a welfare check only works when they catch him at that exact moment… Where it could be too late! Makes me sick.
In this case Obama really is to blame.
I would bet that just about every family has someone who is either a drug addict OR an alcoholic.. I know that I did and unfortunately my family members that struggled with addiction are all deceased now. My mom, my brother who was just 26, and Dad (cirrhosis) . I can’t say that every person who has a drug problem is a horrible person who deserves to get years in prison, it isn’t that cut and dry. Someone addicted to pills who wants help or treatment and they call a doctor to get help and are told that sure they can see the doctor, BUT for the meds they need to get clean it will cost them $300.00 CASH..up front even if you have insurance because the doctor won’t help you with the meds to get you off of drugs unless you can afford to pay CASH every two weeks and then$50.00twice a month for drug screening.. what is easier for an addict?? $700.00 a month??or to just keep buying whatever they are physically dependant on because if they don’t keep taking it they could have seizures or such extremely horrible withdrawal that they wish they were dead?? maybe the doctor who dishes out the drugs that they are hooked on and accepted their insurance for that visit should accept insurance for the medicine they need when they beg for HELP. Check around and ask why a treatment plan costs more than RENT.. Cash ONLY.. it’s hard to find HELP when you don’t have $$$and people take advantage of your illness. They are wrong for breaking the law, but don’t deserve to be treated like they should be locked up and throw away the keys because I bet everyone who says that has a member of their own family suffering the same way
They just had to throw a dark skin man in there for or it to be legit. Because as we all know this is Obama’s fault the whiteboy is innocent and the girl is just trying to make a dollar
John Carmichael says
After a bad motorcycle accident I need my pain medication. It is the only way I can get out of bed and live life, I still have pain but they help. After going to several doctors and specialist I get denied any form of pain meds. Just because I am young. Its bullshit. What these doctors and cops need to realize is that if you take away the pills like they are trying to do then I can guarantee you that heroin will take over. That house and those people were not hurting or harming anyone in anyway. I can only speak for myself but those people were helping people like me, who can’t get pain meds from a doctor because these doctors are scared to prescribe anything two young people. So people like me need to hit the streets for my pain medication that I cannot get from a doctor.