Man, 2 women arrested in St. Johns County drug home

By Kumasi Aaron, Reporter, weekend anchor, kaaron@wjxt.com
Crystal Moyer, Morning assignment desk, backup traffic reporter, cmoyer@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 24 2014 09:08:01 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 24 2014 01:07:50 PM EST

VIDEO: St. Johns County deputies search a home on Southern Grove Drive near County Road 210 and St. Johns Parkway.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -

A man and two women were arrested Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant at a St. Johns County home.

Katina Coffey, 40, and Stormy Coffey, 20, both residents of the Southern Grove Drive home, along with Stephanie Foss, 19, were arrested on various drug charges.

IMAGES: Mug shots of 5 arrested in drug home

Katina Coffey, the homeowner, was also charged with maintaining a drug dwelling.

Following numerous complaints from neighbors, a monthlong investigation into suspicious activity at the home was conducted by St. Johns County detectives, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies said enough probable cause evidence was gathered and detectives obtained a search warrant for the home.

The warrant was served just after 6:30 a.m.

Inside the home, detectives seized marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, along with prescription medication that was not prescribed.

Two others were arrested at the home earlier this week. Rachel Fasanello, 18, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on charges of interfering with custody, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, open house party, and violation of probation.

At the same time, deputies arrested Dustin Coffey, 18, who also lived at the home. He was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are still in the St. Johns County jail. Fasanello was being held without bail and Dustin Coffey was held on $5,000 bond.

Julie Bocchieri lives in the neighborhood and said it's a quiet and close-knit area.

"We all watch out for each other, we help each other," she said. "It's a darn shame. It's like, 'My neighborhood? I'm getting interviewed?' Who thinks that's going to happen? But sometimes it just does and there's not a lot you can do about it."

Bocchieri said she's been living on Southern Grove Drive for about 16 years and said the home deputies were searching seemed to be causing problems in the area.

"It's become 'that house,' which you hate to say, but it is," Bocchieri said. "A lot of people who've been here have been here from the beginning and you feel safe. Unfortunately a lot of bad things happen to good people and there's not a whole lot you can do."

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