For Immediate Release
March 17, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OCSO POP SQUAD SHUTS DOWN CRACK HOUSE
The Problem-Oriented Policing Unit of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people Saturday, March 15th, in connection with a raid on a crackhouse in an unincorporated area of Fort Walton Beach.
Investigators say the home at 216 Hickory Street, #A, was used as a known haven for the purchase and/or consumption of narcotics. Ten people were inside the home when the POP Squad executed a search warrant at the address on March15th. Deputies confiscated crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and items believed to be used to prepare or “cook” crack cocaine.
Five people were arrested on various drug charges. They are:
· 56-year old Theodore Anthony Johnson of 216-A Hickory Street on the charge of maintaining a place where illegal controlled substances are kept, sold or used.
· 47-year old Anthony Randolph Brown of 216-A Hickory Street on charges of possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church, possession of powder cocaine, maintaining a place where illegal controlled substances are kept, sold, or used, - and possession of drug paraphernalia.
· 27-year old Derric Montez Reed of 35 Ranger Street in Fort Walton Beach on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 100 feet of a church and possession of marijuana, less than twenty grams.
· 46-year old Mary Ann Armstrong, address unknown, on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
· And 55-year old Roy Lee Wooten of 696 Tyner Street, apartment 21, Fort Walton Beach on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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