Historic City News has learned that two St. Johns County men were arrested on outstanding warrants early Wednesday afternoon, but not before incurring additional charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant.
The two occupants at 4900 Avenue B in St Augustine were identified as Holstead Vince Moody Sr., 42, and Baron Lee Long, 24. Both men are convicted felons with lengthy criminal histories associated with violent crimes. Each of the men had outstanding arrest warrants.
Moody was wanted for sale of methamphetamine and two counts of sale of heroin with bonds totaling $300,000, as well as a violation of probation warrant with no bond.
Long had an outstanding warrant for one count of sale of heroin with a $100,000 bond.
When detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit went to the residence of the two known drug dealers to execute a search warrant, they located trafficking levels of heroin in both Long’s and Moody’s locked rooms.
Detectives seized 15 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of over $4,500 and a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun that was located in Long’s room.
The two were apprehended at the residence with assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force and without incident.
In addition to the outstanding charges, Moody is charged with trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest with violence, and maintaining a drug dwelling with a child present.
Long is also charged with trafficking in heroin, possession of a weapon by convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining drug dwelling with a child present.