CCSO: Traffic stop leads to fentanyl trafficking arrestORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man was arrested for trafficking fentanyl after he was stopped on Blanding Boulevard for weaving in and out …
CCSO: Traffic stop leads to fentanyl trafficking arrest
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man was arrested for trafficking fentanyl after he was stopped on Blanding Boulevard for weaving in and out of his lane on Nov. 3.
Matthew Phillip Alexander, 40, also was charged with possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and attempting to conceal evidence after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy Stephen Adams saw Alexander weave from the fog line to the line divider “several times,” nearly hitting two cars.
Alexander then struck the curb and pulled into a parking lot before he ran over a park stop barricade, according to the arrest report.
Adams saw a knife in Alexander’s lap when he approached the car. Adams said Alexander argued why he was being detained. Why he was patted down, Adams found other knives and a “wadded ball” in his right-front pocket. As he struggled with the deputy, Alexander took a plastic bag from his pocket and dropped it in the bed of his truck. The bag contained pills and more than four grams of fentanyl.
CCSO released details of the arrest on its social media pages. In part, it said, “On the heels of the Lucky 777's drug bust, where large amounts of Fentanyl, a dangerous drug, were taken off the streets of Clay County, DUI Deputy S. Adams shows that our deputies continue the fight to keep those drugs out of our community.”
The agency reminded residents if they are struggling with opioid addiction and need help, the Clay County Fire Rescue Community Paramedicine Program has partnered with the Florida Department of Health Clay and Clay Behavioral Health to prevent opioid-related overdose deaths in Clay County. Call the 24hr number (904) 284-7703 or email email@example.com to gain access to assistance. All information given is confidential. You can also click the link below for more information.
Alexander’s bond was set at $268,513.
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