Flagler County deputies seized enough fentanyl to kill 481,000 people this week. By comparison, COVID-19 has killed 600,000 Americans.
According to a report, deputies executed a search warrant at 17 Blasdell Court in Palm Coast.
The owner of the home, 39 year-old Brian Pirraglia and a tenant, 40 year-old Michael Connelly, were arrested on various drug paraphernalia charges and are currently being held in the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility.
A total of 916 grams of fentanyl, 41.2 grams of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, a prescription-only narcotic, hypodermic syringes, multiple spoons with white powdery residue, a silicone smoking pipe with burnt cannabis residue, and multiple glass containers with residue were recovered.
Pirraglia told deputies “he does not allow drugs to be sold in his home.”
“I got a jail full of people that said we didn’t do something so I don’t believe anything those guys say,” Sheriff Rick Staly said.
Sheriff Staly says he thinks the fentanyl found in the Palm Coast home is connected to a Mexican drug cartel and three months ago, several cartel stamped kilos were recovered in Marion County.