Deputies seize over 40 pounds of marijuana, over $20,000 in cash

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit seized 42 pounds of marijuana, more than $23,000 in cash, and other drug paraphernalia during a drug bust in Palm Coast.

On Friday, detectives arrested Nathan Soares, 30, after executing a search warrant at his Lynbrook Drive home.

The Special Investigations Unit also found 5.5 pounds of THC edibles and approximately 148 grams of THC oil.

Soares told detectives he only sold marijuana and no other narcotics, according to a news release.

“Illegal narcotics are illegal no matter what they are,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Often drug dealers lure invaders because of the money and drugs they keep inside a home, which can lead to life-threatening consequences. They also destroy the quality of life of their neighbors, so shutting them down and bankrupting them will always be a priority for the FCSO, no matter what they sell.

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Soares now faces charges of trafficking cannabis (over 25 pounds), possession of a Schedule 1 substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives said the investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending.

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