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October 29, 2003

N E W S   R E L E A S E

Six individuals have been arrested in connection with the seizure of an illegal Methamphetamine lab in a residential neighborhood in Shalimar. The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force served a Search Warrant yesterday afternoon (Tuesday afternoon) at 67 7th Street, Shalimar, after an investigation that began last spring when citizens in the area provided information about suspicious activity at the residence. Drug Task Force investigators eventually developed sufficient independent evidence to support a Search Warrant.

Arrested during the raid were: Anthony James Aiello, age 18 (3-21-1985); Staci Anne Jones, age 19 (8-25-1984); Russell Alan Simmons, age 22 (10-23-1981); Elizabeth Nichole "Niki" Smith, age 22 (6-20-1981); Frank Noel Smith, age 46 (12-27-1956); and James Edward "Storm" White, age 32 (6-25-1971). All listed 67 7th Street, Shalimar as a residence. (All suspects are pictured below).

Charges against Aiello and Simmons include Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. The other four defendants are each charged with Possession of Methamphetamine; in addition, Staci Jones is charged with Possession of Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.

Anthony Aiello

Staci Jones

Russell Simmons

Elizabeth Smith

Frank Smith

James White


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420