for immediate release
August 23, 2002

Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help...

Drug Trafficking Suspect At Large

Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous caller who leads authorities to the location of Junior Alexis. Alexis is a black male, 20 years old (6-6-1982), 5-feet, 8-inches tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is named on an indictment obtained Friday (August 23) by the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force on charges of trafficking in Cocaine and Trafficking in MDMA, also known as "Ecstacy."

During an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking, Task Force agents and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team served a search warrant at Alexis' residence of 298 South Savage Street, Crestview, late Thursday night (August 22). Seized in the raid were almost one kilogram of cocaine in powder form, 50 grams of crack cocaine, and almost 500 "hits" of Ecstacy. Total street value of the illegal drugs is estimated at $40,000. Alexis could not be found, and his current whereabouts remain unknown.

Anybody with information about Alexis should contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS (863-8477), or toll-free at 1-888-654-TIPS. Callers to Crime Stoppers are never required to reveal their identity nor testify in court. A code number system is used to pay cash rewards without compromising anonymity. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the location of wanted persons, helps solve major crimes, or results in the recovery of stolen property or illegal drugs.