NEW: Security guard accused of selling Fentanyl to sheriff’s informant


A Boynton Beach woman who works as a security guard in West Palm Beach sold $200 worth of Fentanyl and crack cocaine to a confidential informant of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, according to a police report.

Ashely Clarke, 27, sold the informant the drugs July 14 at the McDonald’s on Kanner Highway just east of Interstate 95, investigators said. She faces charges of possession and sale of the drugs. Online records did not indicate that Clarke was in custody Tuesday morning. According to the arrest report, her bond was set at $85,000 prior to release.

What is Fentanyl and how does it kill?

According to the arrest report, the informant drove a black four-door Jaguar to the McDonald’s near Lost River Road to complete the transaction, in which Clarke sold a white, rock-like substance and clear capsules with a white powder substance.

According to the report, the white, rock-like substance tested positive for cocaine and the clear capsules tested positive for Fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid prescribed for extreme pain. Deputies also found a bag of a green, leafy substance that tested positive for the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, which the other woman said belonged to her.

Prior conversations between Clarke and the informant revealed that Clarke mentioned the Fentanyl “can kill you,” and that “people will die or keep coming back for more.”

According to a Martin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, Clarke works as a security guard in West Palm Beach, but does not specify where.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

NEW: How to register for Race for the Cure this week in Wellington
NEW: How to register for Race for the Cure this week in Wellington

Want to register for this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure but not sure how to do it? The organization will have registration pop-ups throughout the county, including one in Wellington, ahead of the Jan. 27 race. Registration fees start at $10 for children, $35 for untimed participants and $40 for time participants. You also can register...
NEW: Minto donates $75,000 to Seminole Ridge home-building program
NEW: Minto donates $75,000 to Seminole Ridge home-building program

Seminole Ridge High School’s Weitz Construction Academy has started building its seventh home for Habitat for Humanity, and the program is getting some help from a new partner. Minto Foundation Inc. – a charitable arm of Minto Communities, the developer behind the new city of Westlake – recently donated $75,000 to the academy and...
Kristen Bell mocks Melania Trump during SAG Awards opening monologue
Kristen Bell mocks Melania Trump during SAG Awards opening monologue

Host Kristen Bell kicked off the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with a brief but punchy monologue that included a subtle joke at first lady Melania Trump’s expense. “There has never been a host for this awards show before,” Bell said. “First time. First person. First lady! I honestly never thought I would grow...
Alison Brie weighs in on sexual misconduct allegations against brother-in-law James Franco
Alison Brie weighs in on sexual misconduct allegations against brother-in-law James Franco

E!’s red carpet coverage of the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild awards got off to an awkward start when host Giuliana Rancic asked nominee Alison Brie a surprise question about the sexual misconduct allegations against her brother-in-law, James Franco. Brie is married to Franco’s brother, Dave Franco, who appears in “The...
Delray Beach residents homeless after fire
Delray Beach residents homeless after fire

Residents of a Delray Beach duplex are without a place to live after a fire swept through one side of their building in the 200 block of Southwest Fourth Avenue Sunday afternoon. “Heavy flames” were shooting from one of the units when firefighters arrived shortly before 3 p.m., according to Capt. Kevin Saxton of Delray Beach Fire Rescue...
More Stories