'Operation Heat Wave' nabs 40 accused drug dealers in Flagler County

It's the largest drug sweep in Flagler County history.

Deputies say they busted 40 people in "Operation Heat Wave." Undercover agents began hitting the streets in January to identify people selling drugs across Flagler County.

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Authorities say they seized all types of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, meth, and marijuana. 

In total, 40 accused drug dealers have been previously arrested a combined total of 534 times.

"They are not drug users. These are people who are selling poison to our sons, daughters, parents and friends and in some cases, have the potential to be deadly," said Sheriff Rick Staly with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say the drugs had a street value of more than $40,000 dollars. Flagler County reportedly had over 36 overdose deaths this year alone.

Sheriff Staly had a warning for drug dealers who didn't get put in handcuffs.

"If we didn't get you this time, we will get you next time."