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'Operation Misfits' leads to two arrests

Man and fiancee's mother booked into Bradford County Jail

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BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. – Bradford County detectives arrested a man and his fiancee's mother after a months-long investigation dubbed "Operation Misfits."

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office said the investigation began after it received information that local business named "Misfits" sold vapor cigarette oils mixed with marijuana.

The detectives said they made several drug purchases from Kenyon Cole, 20, during the investigation.

The most recent purchase occurred in the presence of an elementary school aged child. Detectives said they decided to end the operation at that time for the safety of the child.

A search warrant was executed Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. at the business and adjoining apartment on North Temple Street in Starke.

Detectives already secured three arrest warrants on Cole with 17 total charges for sale and manufacturing of marijuana, sale and possession of cocaine and child neglect.

While conducting the search, the mother of Cole's fiancee, 47-year-old Rebecca Hulsey, was found to be in possession of cocaine, according to Bradford County investigators.

Cole and Hulsey were arrested and booked into the Bradford County Jail.

"Keep calm, vape gone! We will continue our efforts to keep Bradford County safe from drug dealers seeking to poison our citizens with any and all illegal drugs," said Sheriff Gordon Smith.

Cole's bond was set at $700,000 and Hulsey was being held on no bond pending first appearance in court.