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Florida Couple Turns Trailer Home Into Heroin Drive-Thru, Complete With Signs, Cops Say
Cops searching the home found fentanyl, cash, drug paraphernalia, and, tragically, two young children.
They must have been In-N-Out of their minds.
A Florida couple transformed their mobile home into a drive-thru drug operation, peddling fentanyl-laced heroin to customers on the go, police said.
The dwelling resembled a fast-food storefront, with a converted kitchn window used to speedily serve narcotics — and the pair even used “open” and “closed” signs to let their clientele know when they were in business, police said.
William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs had been trying to find a way to sell drugs without having to let buyers inside their home, according to cops.
But at least four of their alleged transactions ended in agony.
A rash of drug overdoses in the area led police to the couple's Ocala trailer, according to WFTV in Orlando.
"We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location," Ocala Police Department Capt. Steven Cuppy told WFTV. "There (were) some heroin sales that were going on there. Subsequently, through the investigation, we were able to determine that product was laced with fentanyl."
Parrish, 32, and Dobbs, 20, were arrested on Aug. 23 and charged with drug possession, selling drugs and keeping or maintaining a dwelling used to keep or sell drugs. Parrish was additionally charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence.
Parrish had to be taken to the ground during the arrest outside his home, police said.
Cops confiscated a digital scale, plastic baggies, 3.5 grams of fentanyl and $5,064 in cash from the home, according to an arrest report obtained by Oxygen.com.
Parrish told them that the trailer wasn't his, but instead belonged to his "homeboy," according to police reports.
Authorities also found two children in the home, but it is not yet clear if or how they are related to Parrish and Dobbs.
Parrish’s dad told WFTV that the reports of overdoses were a lie. Earlier this year, Parrish was charged with armed robbery. Those charges were later dropped, according to the OcalaPost.com.
Online records show that Dobbs was arrested last year on another drug offense. Police said that as she was being brought into jail last week, a stash of fentanyl she'd hidden in her body fell out, according to the arrest affidavit.
That incident led to an additional charge for Dobbs, introduction of contraband into a receiving facility, according to the Ocala Post.
It's not clear if either suspect has a lawyer who can speak on their behalf.
[Photo: Marion County Sheriff’s Office]