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‘Rainbow-colored Fentanyl’ seized by Martin deputies

Martin County Sheriff’s Office

(STUART, FL)– Two men from Palm Beach County were busted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday after they were found to be in possession of a significant amount of lethal fentanyl along with a stolen gun, 57.1 grams of cocaine and thousands of dollars in cash.

38-year old Shain Gordon Shaw and 25-year old Jacob Elijah Groover, both of Boynton Beach, were arrested in the parking lot of a Walgreens pharmacy in the 5800 block of SE Federal Highway on Tuesday.

The pair had been on the radar of MCSO’s Special Investigations Division for over month before they were arrested.

Deputies found 15 grams of purple colored fentanyl in their car which the sheriff’s office says is used by some drug dealers to enhance narcotics such as cocaine and heroin, often with deadly results.

The gun, a Glock 19, had been reported stolen in Palm Beach County.

A dose of 2mg of fentanyl can be deadly according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Shaw and Groover were attempting to sell undercover officers an amount with the potential to kill 7,000 people.

At the time of his arrest Shaw said that he and Groover drove to Martin County weekly to sell cocaine.

Groover also faces charges of possession of a gun by a convicted felon.

The pair are being held at the Martin County jail on drug and weapons charges.

MCSO Suspects
Shaw (L) and Groover (R) [Martin Co. Sheriff’s Office]