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Owner of Rug Busters busted for selling cocaine from his work van

By Mason White 6:55 PM November 25, 2015
Jerry Phelps 

By: Mahesh Sarin
The owner of a carpet cleaning business was arrested on a charge of selling cocaine after allegedly selling drugs out of his work van, police in Florida said.

Key Haven police said that they have arrested 54-year-old Jerry Phelps, after being accused of selling cocaine out of his work van, which he used for his carpet cleaning business called Rug Busters.

Phelps was charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of intent to sell cocaine, one count of using an electronic device to facilitate a felony and one count of possessing drug equipment.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $400,000.

According to the police investigation, when officers learned that Phelps was using his truck to make deliveries of cocaine, they launched an undercover investigation.

During a search, police found nine bags containing more than 26 grams of cocaine and more than $2,000 in cash. Police also found another 15 bags of cocaine, 31 grams of marijuana and $9,600 at his home.