CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Police detectives have charged a 30-year-old man with a number of crimes related to weapons and the sale and possession of illegal drugs.
Godfrey Flavius, 30, faces 21 felony charges and is being held on more than $500,000 bond in the Pinellas County Jail after his arrest late Wednesday.
Detectives began an investigation into the residence at 1974 N. Betty Lane after receiving information that Flavius was selling numerous types of narcotics out of that location. A search warrant was obtained and executed on Wednesday.
Twelve weapons, numerous high-capacity magazines, and nearly 500 rounds of ammunition were found, along with fentanyl, crystal meth, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, MDMA, and other drugs.
Flavius was charged with armed trafficking in fentanyl, armed trafficking in crystal meth, operating a drug house, four counts of sale of fentanyl within
1,000 feet of a park, four counts of sale of crystal meth within 1,000 feet of a park and possession with intent to sell cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and alprazolam.
“When you see this kind of weaponry, I feel fortunate our Special Weapons and Tactics team was able to accomplish serving this search warrant without anyone getting hurt,” said Police Chief Dan Slaughter. “Drug dealers not only poison our neighborhoods, but are a significant contributor to violent crime.”