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February 8, 2001

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The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force has seized almost 3,000 pills of "Ecstacy," slightly less than one gallon of "Scoop" (GHB), and approximately one kilogram of suspected Cocaine. The drugs were discovered when agents served a search warrant this week at the residence of Marcella Elizabeth Woltz, age 27 (5-11-73), 1327 Greenacres Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach. Ms. Woltz was arrested last night (Wednesday night) and charged with trafficking in those drugs, and with three counts of Sale of Ecstacy. She is held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview, after refusing to participate in First Appearance court proceedings today.

"Ecstacy"and "Scoop" are highly-dangerous drugs commonly sold in parking lots, nightclubs, and locations frequented by teenagers and young adults. "Scoop," or GHB, is sometimes referred to as a "date-rape" drug, and is sometimes slipped into the beverages of unsuspecting women.

Drug Task Force Agents obtained a Search Warrant for Woltz' residence as part of an ongoing investigation that involved at least three controlled purchases of "Ecstacy." The search produced 2,919 individual tablets of "Ecstacy," which commonly sell for $20 to $25 each... plus three and one half quarts of "Scoop" in liquid form. "Scoop" is normally sold by the capful, approximately one-quarter ounce for $20. Agents also found and seized one kilogram of what Woltz said was cocaine in powder form. All of the drugs were believed to have originated from sources outside of northwest Florida.

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