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Fentanyl found mixed with crack, cocaine within reach of children inside Clearwater home

Clearwater couple busted in drug-making case
Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:53:34-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A couple is jailed after police discover fentanyl inside a home while they were serving a search warrant. They also found the superdrug was within reach of two children.

According to the arrest report, Clearwater Police arrested Breona Boyd and Joseph Ward Wednesday July 24 before 9 a.m. Officers were wearing protective hazmat suits, the report says, because they knew that fentanyl was inside the home. Inside the home they found the fentanyl was being mixed with crack and cocaine on the kitchen counter.

The report says, "some of the drug could fall on the floor making it within easy reach of the child." The report indicates there were a 2-year-old and 11-year-old inside the home.

Furthermore, Ward, the alleged producer of the drugs, wore latex gloves and paper mask "acknowledging the hazard use of fentanyl." But the children did not have protective equipment to wear.

ABC Action News is not naming the specific location of the home in order to protect the privacy of the children. The home is East of Clearwater Harbor and North of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway. We spoke briefly with Boyd outside the home who declined to comment.

Ward is still in jail on a federal hold by the FBI, ATF and DEA.

Two loaded firearms were also discovered hidden in a brightly colored children's cereal box.