Pair Arrested after Undercover Operation Completed

Michael Brown Jr and Rachel McNeal

Palatka, FL: Following a three-month-long undercover narcotics investigation by the Sheriff’s Drug and Vice Unit, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed an early morning search warrant at 1404 Diana Drive in Palatka. During the undercover investigation, Michael Brown Jr. and Rachel McNeal sold Hydromorphone to undercover detectives on multiple occasions from the residence, which is located directly across the street from a City of Palatka park where children often play. During the execution of the search warrant, detectives recovered approximately fifty narcotic medications.
McNeal was charged with four counts of sale of Opiates within 1000 feet of a municipal park and use of a communications device to commit a felony. She is being held in the Putnam County Jail on a bond of $402,000.00. Brown was charged with sale of Opiates and the use of a communications device in the commission of a felony. He is being held on a $102,000.00 bond.


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