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June 14, 2004

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The execution of a Search Warrant this afternoon (Monday afternoon) in southwest Okaloosa County has resulted in a drug trafficking arrest and the seizure of almost one kilogram of cocaine.

Arrested at his residence of 7 Ranger Road, Mary Esther, was Shane Dewayne Barker, age 23 (7-22-1980), charged with Trafficking in Cocaine.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), assisted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, seized approximately $18,000 worth of cocaine in powder form, packaged for re-sale, at Barker's home. A firearm and items of drug-related paraphernalia were also discovered and seized.

The Escambia and Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Offices assisted in the investigation that led to the Search Warrant.

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

(850) 651-7420

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