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Another drug ring busted, this one in Clay County

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The Clay County Sheriff's Office displayed drugs confiscated in a bust.

A suspected multi-kilogram drug trafficking organization that brought fentanyl, cocaine and meth into Northeast Florida was disrupted when the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit got involved.

Jason Setzer, 46, of Orange Park, and Alvin Mercado, 38, of Fleming Island, were both arrested in connection to the suspected drug trafficking operation.

According to the arrest reports, the drug investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office received information about the trafficking operation exploiting the U.S. Postal Service. The reports state that Setzer and Mercado were using the Postal Service to receive kilo quantities of meth, cocaine and fentanyl from California. According to investigators, the bulk shipments of drugs were sent to two addresses in Fleming Island that belonged to Mercado, and the drugs were then transported to Setzer’s Orange Park home where they were prepared for street distribution.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.