Random text message to Flagler County Commissioner ends with suspected drug dealer arrest

Suspect had enough fentanyl to potentially kill more than 1,500 people

Edward Fisher, 18, of Palm Coast was arrested Monday morning in an undercover drug bust. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

PALM COAST, Fla. – A Palm Coast 18-year-old was arrested around 12:40 Monday morning during an undercover operation set up by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Commissioner Joe Mullins reached out to the sheriff’s office after he received a text offering to sell him an “eight-ball” of cocaine, according to Sheriff Rick Staly.

Jack Edward Fisher,18, arranged to meet with Mullins at the shore of a pond near Bird of Paradise Drive in Palm Coast. Fisher was arrested after he walked up to the undercover vehicle to make the sale.

“I thank Commissioner Mullins for immediately reporting this poison peddler,” Sheriff Staly said. “His cooperation allowed our Special Investigations Unit detectives arrange the buy-bust and get this dangerous drug off the streets.”

A search of Fisher turned up a bag filled with 3.17 grams of fentanyl, enough to potentially kill 1,585 people.

Fisher faces two charges, including felony possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and unlawful use of a two-way communications device.

“On Tuesday the 16th, I celebrate 11 years of sobriety,” Commissioner Mullins said. “I hope this arrest brings this person to the realization that there is a problem in their life. It is my prayer that is a wakeup call and that he will seek help.”

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