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March 16, 2004

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A fifth arrest has been made in the investigation of two illegal methamphetamine labs in south Okaloosa County.

David Kirk Foy, age 43 (6-2-1960) was arrested late last night (Monday night) at his residence, 517 Samana Way, Niceville. Foy is charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and with Child Abuse.

Agents of the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force raided Foy's home on February 9, dismantling a meth lab and making two arrests. Foy was not present at that time. Subsequent investigation established Foy was active in the manufacture of methamphetamine at his home, in the presence of an eight year old child.

The search warrant for the Samana Way address had been the result of the same investigation that led the Drug Task Force to a meth lab at 4 Swan Lane, Fort Walton Beach. That location was raided on January 15, with two arrests.

Use of the Samana Way home as a meth lab is believed to have started when the Swan Lane location was shut down by law enforcement.

Arrested earlier during execution of the search warrant at the Swan Lane address were James Joseph Fountain, age 30 (6-6-1973), and John Albert Atkins, Jr., age 27 (3-29-1976); arrested previously at the Samana Way location were Michael Eugene McKinley, age 32 (7-9-1971), and Collette Elaine Wright, age 17 (6-12-1986).


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420