Palm Coast man arrested on list of felony drug charges


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Palm Coast man seen driving without a valid license was arrested Monday on a list of felony charges after deputies found a bunch of drugs in his pockets, authorities said.

Joseph Christopher Colon, 34, of Ballenger Lane, was booked into the Flagler County jail, the Sheriff's Office said. He's charged with several counts, including trafficking in a controlled substance, heroin possession, cocaine possession, and driving on a revoked license.

The Sheriff's Office reported an off-duty deputy familiar with Colon spotted him driving along U.S. 1 in about 12:30 p.m. Monday and notified a colleague who was on duty. The second deputy followed Colon's vehicle and confronted him at a storage facility in Bunnell.

Colon was then taken into custody. During a search of Colon, investigators reported finding several bags of substances, including heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine. Deputies said they also found a metal vial that contained a variety of prescription pills.

Deputies said Colon's vehicle was towed after a drug-sniffing dog indicated there might be narcotics inside. The Sheriff's Office has not ruled out additional charges.

Colon has a criminal history in Flagler County that dates back to 2008, with previous charges ranging from driving under the influence to sale of a controlled substance. At last check, he remained in custody in lieu of $131,000 bail.