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Man accused of trafficking in methamphetamine, deputies say

FCSO: Jeremy Toumbs also arrested on possession of crack cocaine charge

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PALM COAST, Fla. – A man has been arrested on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of crack cocaine, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies arrested Jeremy Toumbs, 37, just before 7 a.m. Thursday on the charges that stem from a July search warrant, deputies said.

Deputies and detectives from the special investigations unit waited for Toumbs at his job site. Deputies said Toumbs fled upon seeing law enforcement and tried to dispose of marijuana and hydrocodone pills before deputies caught up with him.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office executed a narcotics search warrant in July on Port Lane in Palm Coast. Deputies said a variety of narcotics were recovered, which resulted in the arrest of Toumbs on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of marijuana under 20 grams.

A Styrofoam cup with a white sludge-like mixture was recovered at the time of that arrest, deputies said.

Inside the sludge-like mixture was a rock-like substance that tested positive for the presence of cocaine. Deputies said the mixture was forwarded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's crime laboratory for a chemical analysis.

Results from the chemical analysis indicated that the substance was actually methamphetamine and weighed 25.64 grams, deputies said. The threshold for trafficking in methamphetamine is 14 grams.

"Sometimes it takes time to build a case," Sheriff Rick Staly said. "We had to be patient and wait on lab results to come in. In this case, we took another drug dealer off the streets of Flagler County and put him back in the 'Green Roof Inn,' where he belongs. Our patrol deputies and SIU detectives did a great job."

Deputies said Toumbs was booked into the Flagler County Detention Facility and is being held on a $39,000 bond.

In addition to the trafficking and cocaine charges, Toumbs faces charges of possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, and fleeing and eluding law enforcement from Thursday's arrest, deputies said.