Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Bill Leeper
April 11, 2022
On Friday, April 8, 2022, Sheriff Bill Leeper announced that the Nassau County Narcotics Drug Task Force raided two drug houses, one in Fernandina Beach and one in Jacksonville. Three individuals were arrested with drugs and weapons seized during the raids.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team members with the assistance from the Fernandina Beach Police Department served a search warrant at 619 South 10th Street Fernandina Beach. Nassau County Narcotics Drug Task Force Detectives searched the residence and found illegal drugs inside consisting of marijuana, cocaine and MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly), as well as drug paraphernalia and digital scales. Two people were arrested in the raid. Gus Antonio Holcey, age 41 from Fernandina Beach, was charged with (3) counts of Drug Possession, (1) count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Keeping a Place where Drugs are Sold/Kept and Declared a Public Nuisance. Darien Jovon Owens, age 25 from Fernandina Beach, was charged with (2) counts of Drug Possession and (1) count of Possession of Marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a School or Public Park.
Seized from the house were 42.6 grams of marijuana individually weighed out and packaged ready to be sold; 0.3 grams of powder cocaine, and 3.4 grams of MDMA (ecstasy/molly). In the residence detectives located numerous drug paraphernalia items such as (cigars, a glass pipe and digital scales with residue). A Total of $1,090 were located and seized from the property.
On Thursday April 7, 2022, members of the NCSO Narcotics Drug Task Force assisted the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) with a search warrant located at 1829 Biscayne Circle Jacksonville. The search warrant was part of a joint investigation that originated in Nassau County. During the operation the suspect Jadarien Turner, age 26 from Jacksonville, was arrested from inside the residence and charged with the following: (1) count of armed possession of illegal drugs, (1) count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and (1) count of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. There were two small children (1 month and 3 year old) inside the residence at the time of the search and DCF will be contacted to conduct an investigation.
Detectives seized the following from the residence; 3 pounds of marijuana, 3.8 grams of cocaine, 4.1 grams of Oxycodone 10 mg pills, approximately 4 grams of suspected heroin, 5 THC cartridges, 2 firearms with ammunition, 4 additional magazines (2 of them extended). Also in the residence detectives located numerous drug paraphernalia items such as (multiple large vacuum seal bags with marijuana residue and several other suspected narcotic contraband). A Total of $8,019 in US currency was seized from the property.
“These drug dealers prey on and make money off others who are addicted to drugs,” said Sheriff Leeper. “You’d think with all of the “Help Wanted” signs all around and businesses looking for people to work they’d go get a real job to make money legally and stay out of jail.”