OCALA, Florida — Business was a little too brisk.
A Florida couple operating a drive-thru window to sell drugs from their mobile home were raided by cops after a spate of overdoses in the area, authorities said.
William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs of Ocala, Florida, were arrested on Aug. 23 after they turned a kitchen window into a drive-thru so customers would not have to constantly come and go from their home and draw unwanted attention, WFTV-TV reported.
The couple were so brazen and businesslike, they even hung up signs directing people where to drive and indicating whether they were open or closed, police said.
“We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location,” said Ocala Police Capt. Steven Cuppy. “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.”
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.
William Parrish Sr. told WFTV his son had been on methadone and was “trying to get himself straightened out” and maintained reports of overdoses were a “lie.”