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18 People Charged In Drug Trafficking Sweep Across Volusia & Lake Counties

Daytona Beach, FL - A six-month-long investigation has led to the dismantling of a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin and fentanyl in Volusia and Lake counties. Eighteen people have already been arrested, including the ringleader, 35-year-old Brandon “Buddy” Carter of DeLand, and supplier, 38-year-old Kamari Mott of Daytona Beach. Both men have an extensive history with the Volusia Sheriff's Office (VSO). Carter was arrested on May 1, 2021, and remains in the Volusia County Jail. Mott and 16 others were arrested last week.
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Dead man found on the side of Central Florida highway

Deputies are investigating after a driver found a dead man Sunday on the side of a Central Florida highway. The driver reported the body at around 2:30 p.m. on the side of State Road 415, near Lake Ashby Road and west of New Smyrna Beach, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. No details as to who the man was have been released at this time. VCSO is actively investigating the scene. ...
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Volusia Sheriff's Office investigation dismantles drug ring

Volusia Sheriff's Office, Office of Public Affairs and Media Relations. A drug trafficking organization distributing heroin and fentanyl in Volusia and Lake counties has been dismantled after a 6-month investigation that culminated in a series of arrests and seizures of cash and drugs at locations across both counties. The ringleader,...
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Volusia School Board considers nixing uniform policy

The days of requiring students to wear solid-colored polo shirts in Volusia County Schools may soon be over, if a proposed policy change goes through. At its meeting Tuesday, the Volusia County School Board will vote on whether to advertise policy changes that would effectively switch the district back to a dress code instead of a uniform requirement. A second vote will be required to adopt the policy.
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Body found along Volusia County road

Volusia County deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Sunday afternoon along a road by a passing driver. Sheriffs Office spokesperson Andrew Gant said the man’s body was discovered around 2:30 p.m. on the side of State Road 415 near Lake Ashby Road. The agency has not released the man’s identity or a suspected cause of death. This is a developing story. Check back ...
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Body found along SR 415 in Volusia County

Volusia County, Fla. – Police are investigating after a body was discovered along State Road 415 Sunday in Volusia County. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist discovered the body of a man west of New Smyrna Beach and along the side of State Road 415 near Lake Ashby Road, just before 2:30 p.m.
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Possible storms in Central Florida, rain chances increase throughout day

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain chances steadily increase late morning into the afternoon with scattered to numerous showers and lightning storms expected across east Central Florida. The east coast sea breeze will be pinned along the coast for most of the afternoon due to opposing SSW/SW flow, and it may not even form along the Volusia coast.
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Body discovered by motorist in Volusia County

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities are investigating the death of a person found on the side of a road in Volusia County Saturday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., Volusia County sheriff's deputies were called to State Road 415, near Lake Ashby Road, after a motorist discovered the body. The deceased...
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Volusia Count judge upholds law that keeps court-appointed attorneys from collecting fees from people who aren’t under legal guardianships

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — After more than a year fight to keep them out of the guardianship system, a tearful Maria Enzor was overwhelmed to hear the estate of her parents, Joe and Patricia Smith, won’t have to pay more than $22,000 in fees to a court-appointed attorney who filed for payment after they died earlier this year.