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August 2, 2001

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Anonymous tips through Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers were part of an undercover drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of an Ocean City resident and the seizure of more than five pounds of marijuana this afternoon (Thursday afternoon).

Glen Olen Buffham, age 43 (6-27-58), was home when agents of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force arrived at his 912 Barrow Street residence with a Search Warrant.

More than five pounds of marijuana, packaged for re-sale in seven plastic bags, was found inside the home, which is near Ocean City Elementary School.

Buffham was arrested on a charge of Possession of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a School with Intent to Distribute.

The investigation leading to the search warrant and arrest was conducted in recent weeks by the Drug Task Force, aided by confidential information from citizens who called Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477).

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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