DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The subject of a five-month narcotics investigation was arrested on more than two dozen trafficking-related charges Thursday in Daytona Beach, with detectives taking a significant amount of heroin, fentanyl and meth off the streets.
According to authorities, Romario J. Burrowes, 21, a Jamaican national wanted on 28 counts with a total bond of more than $6.8 million, was arrested without incident Thursday afternoon outside an apartment complex at 600 Jimmy Ann Drive, Daytona Beach.
Over the course of the investigation, an undercover detective made multiple controlled purchases of heroin, fentanyl and meth from Burrowes. The amount of drugs totaled 482 grams of heroin, 229.4 grams of fentanyl and 169 grams of meth.
During Thursday’s arrest and execution of a search warrant, detectives seized another 103 grams of fentanyl, 410 grams of meth, 43 Oxycodone pills, 4 handguns, a little more than $1,000 cash and narcotics paraphernalia.
Burrowes’ charges include multiple counts of trafficking and delivery of fentanyl, heroin and meth, as well as conspiracy to commit other crimes.
The investigation was a joint effort involving the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation and the East Volusia Narcotics Task Force. These teams include members of the Volusia Sheriff’s Office and partners with the DeLand, Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, South Daytona, Holly Hill and Ormond Beach police departments.