June 17, 2016

Search warrant leads to drug arrest

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office HIDTA Unit served a narcotics search warrant Thursday and arrested a Stock Island man on drug charges at D38 11th Avenue, Stock Island.

35 year old Patrick Francisco Harpin  was the subject of a narcotics investigation following several complaints received from community members about illegal drug activity. During the course of the investigation, detectives from the HIDTA Unit purchased drugs  from Patrick Harpin on four separate occasions. These purchases  resulted in four outstanding warrants for sale and delivery of marijuana.

While serving the search warrant Thursday, investigators discovered additional marijuana in Harpin’s bathroom and bedroom.  They also found pills – Xanax and hydrocodone – that Harpin did not have a prescription for, along with a large amount of drug paraphernalia.

Patrick Harpin was charged with the four warrants for sale of marijuana, possession of 408 grams of marijuana,  possession of controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Assisting in the service of the warrant was the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Air & Marine Operations (CBP-AMO), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Key West Police Department. 

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