for immediate release
January 6, 2003

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Three individuals have been arrested on major drug trafficking charges after a three week investigation by the Okaloosa County Multi-agency Drug Task Force.

Charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and Trafficking in Marijuana were Tomieko Nicole Davis (pictured left), age 22 (2-24-1980); Gary Wayne Hall (pictured right), age 24 (2-10-1978); and Clinton William Earnhart (pictured lower left), age 26 (9-30-1976), all of 578 East Timberlake Drive, Mary Esther.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Special response Team (SRT) assisted Drug Task Force Investigators in serving a search warrant at that address in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, January 3. Agents seized approximately 80 pounds of marijuana and more than one pound of Cocaine in power form, plus approximately $28,000 cash. The value of the seized drugs is estimated at approximately $100,000.

The three individuals are believed to have been significant players in the local illegal drug distribution business for more than one year.

Each defendant in held in the Okaloosa County Jail under bond of $35,000, pending a scheduled First Appearance in court on February 4 in Crestview.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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