Man charged with 19 felonies following drug trafficking investigation


Adrian Keith Flowers, Sr., 47, was arrested yesterday and charged with 19 felonies and one misdemeanor following a drug trafficking investigation.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force beginning in June of 2020. A search warrant of Flowers’ residence on June 29, 2020, reportedly found 9.86g of Oxycodone hydrochloride (a trafficking amount), 701.77g of marijuana and edible THC products, 8.1g of Clonazepam, and drug paraphernalia. The residence is approximately 815 feet from the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex.

Investigators also reportedly used a confidential source to purchase Oxycodone from Flowers on at least two occasions in 2020. Three of the four cases in yesterday’s arrest involved charges resulting from the 2020 investigation. All of the incidents, whether in 2020 or 2022, occurred at the same address.

In February of 2022, Gainesville Police Department received information that Flowers was again selling Oxycodone and other prescription pills. Another search warrant was served this week and reportedly found Oxycodone Hydrochloride products, several Buprenorphine Hydrochloride pills, and approximate one pound of marijuana.

Post Miranda, Flowers reportedly admitted to selling the prescription pills and marijuana from his residence and said that he makes about $1,600 per month from selling narcotics. He reportedly told detectives that he began selling narcotics again about 8 months after the previous search warrant was served in 2020.

Flowers has been charged with four counts of maintaining a structure for drug trafficking, trafficking in oxycodone, six counts of possessing synthetic narcotics with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a specified area, two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000 feet of a specified area, two counts of using a 2-way device to facilitate a felony, three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug equipment. He is being held on $565,000 bond.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Some people stay in Gainesville for 30 years after high skool because they weren’t told flipping burgers in a college town is an honorable profession — if you can show up for work every day. Rocket science.

  • 19 Felonies might be the magic number to keep the public protected from career criminals…
    I wonder if 18 would be enough? 🤔🤔

  • He’s a victim of systemic racism. Give him free housing and a stipend….it’s an equity thing.

  • I’m Mr. Flowers, Adrian’s father. 19 charges is a bit ridiculous, the state of Florida has a very bad habit of what is called, MULTIPLYING CHARGES. I know because I’ve searched it out myself in the law books, I’ve been in the law books for quite a few years. The state of Florida has the WORSE judicial system in the USA rather you know it or not, and a prison system that’s a WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY. Mr. Gary L. Flowers said so, been there and done that.
    Furthermore, over a half million dollar bond, they might as well have him NO BOND.

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