William Parrish Jr., 32, and McKenzee Dobbs, 20, were arrested by Ocala, Florida, police for allegedly selling drugs from a drive-thru window on the side of their mobile home.
Investigators told WFTV-TV that the window had a sign with business hours and other signs on the property directed motorists where to drive.
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Police said the couple transformed a kitchen window into a drive-up window because they believed it was more discreet than having a stream of customers entering and exiting the home, which is located on Northwest 23rd Place near Northwest 35th Avenue Road and Northwest 21st Street.
How was it discovered?
Four drug overdoses in the area led police to the mobile home, where they conducted a raid, according to the report.
"We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location," Ocala Police Capt. Steven Cuppy told the TV station. "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."
Fentanyl is a pain killer and synthetic opioid drug that is fast-acting and can be lethal, even in small does. It is viewed as a chief culprit in the nation’s opioid crisis.
William Parrish Sr., Parrish Jr.'s father, said his son was receiving treatment from a methadone clinic.
"He's been trying to get himself straightened out," he told WFTV.
But the elder Parrish denied knowledge of any alleged drug dealing at the home. He called the overdoses "a lie."
The suspects were arrested Aug. 23 on multiple charges, the report said.
What were the charges?
Parrish Jr. faces charges of 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 reports.
Dobbs was 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.
Ocala is located about 66 miles west of Daytona Beach.