Drive-thru window found at alleged drug house during police raid

Florida authorities arrested a couple accused of using this drive-thru window to sell illegal drugs to customers. (Photo: WFTV)

OCALA, Fla. — Four drug overdoses led police to raid a drug house last week that had a drive-thru and walk-up window, the Ocala Police Department said.

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Suspects William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs were selling drugs out of a mobile home on Northwest 23rd Place near Northwest 35th Avenue Road and Northwest 21st Street, police said.

Investigators said the home had signs indicating when it was open or closed for business and signs directing motorists where to drive.

A sign on a window in a home in Ocala, Florida, points potential drug customers in the right direction to use a drive-thru window to buy illegal drugs like heroin, police said. WFTV

Police said the couple transformed a kitchen window into a drive-thru window because it didn't want to draw attention by having customers regularly entering and exiting the home.

"We were seeing some overdose incidents that were happening in this particular area, specifically at this particular location," Ocala Police Capt. Steven Cuppy said. "There (were) some heroin sales that were going on there. Subsequently, through the investigation, we were able to determine that product was laced with fentanyl."

William Parrish Sr., Parrish's father, said his son had been visiting a methadone clinic.

Police said William Parrish Jr., left, and McKenzee Dobbs were selling drugs out of a mobile home in Ocala, Florida, that had a drive-thru window. Marion County Sheriff's Office

"He's been trying to get himself straightened out," he said.

Parrish Sr. said he was unaware of the alleged drug dealing at the home and that the overdoses are "a lie."

The suspects were arrested Aug. 23 on multiple charges, including drug possession, selling drugs and keeping or maintaining a dwelling used to keep or sell drugs.