A number of drug overdoses led police to raid a drug house that had a drive-thru and walk-up window, the Ocala Police Department reported.
Police said William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs were selling drugs out of a mobile home on Northwest 23rd Place near Northwest 35th Avenue Road and Northwest 21st Street.
Police said the couple transformed a kitchen window into a drive-thru window because it didn’t want to draw attention by having customers regularly entering and exiting the home.
“We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location,” Ocala police Capt. Steven Cuppy said. “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.”
William Parrish Sr., Parrish’s father, said his son had been visiting a methadone clinic.
“He’s been trying to get himself straightened out,” he said.
Parrish Sr. said he was unaware of the alleged drug dealing at the home and that the overdoses are “a lie.”
Parrish, 32, was charged with driving under the influence, keeping a dwelling used to sell drugs, possession of drugs with intent to sell and resisting arrest without violence, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office inmate records.
Dobbs, 20, has been charged with keeping a dwelling used to sell drugs, possession of drugs with intent to sell, possession of fentanyl and possession of fentanyl with intent to sell, court records show.
Ocala is located inland, about 66 miles west of Daytona Beach.