Florida Home Raided For Meth After Month of Sheriff’s Planning

Nearly every news story about a drug dealer being taken off the streets is a good story in our books, and as far as drug addiction and Florida are concerned, we could certainly use fewer dealers in the state. St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies arrested six people after the neighbors complained that they thought there was illegal drug activity at their house.

The Sheriff’s Office conducted a month-long investigation of the house, and included undercover officers who bought drugs at the house, according to the Sheriffs. The raid happened at 362 Varella Avenue, St. Augustine, on June 28, and out of the ten people deputies reported in the house, six were arrested. The residents arrested, in order of the seriousness of charges, are James Thomas Green, 55, James Richard Sewell, 25, David Albert Turner, 48, Jessica Lynell Hollars, 40, Justin Mikel Hansing, 44, and Sarah Lynn Meyer, 25.


Deputies arrested six people after St. Augustine neighbors complained about suspected drug activity at a home.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office began investigating after several neighbors reported that people were selling drugs on Varella Avenue.

Deputies raided the home at 362 Varella Avenue on Thursday, after a monthlong investigation that included having undercover officers make drug purchases at the home, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said 10 people were inside the home. Six were arrested.

James Thomas Green, 55, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Neighbors believed people were selling drugs out of a St. Augustine home.

A month later, deputies arrested six people: https://t.co/BlCXPHvVPR pic.twitter.com/Gemb9NaTYG — Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) June 28, 2018

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