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February 20, 2004

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An investigation by the Okaloosa County Multi Agency Drug Task Force has resulted in two arrests this week.

Donald Emile Bigot (pictured left), age 54 (11-2-1949), of 10 Maples Street, Fort Walton Beach, is charged with Sale of Cocaine, Sale of Marijuana, and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

Investigation led to Thomas Andrew Stewart (pictured right), age 39 (8-18-1964), of 1610 W. Campbell Drive, Fort Walton Beach, as a possible supplier of drugs to Bigot. Stewart is charged with Sale of Cocaine and Sale of Marijuana.

Bigot was arrested at his residence on Tuesday (February 17), as Drug Task Force agents served a Search Warrant. One and one half pounds of Marijuana, paraphernalia, and recorded law enforcement "buy money" was seized. A confidential source had made two controlled purchases from Bigot earlier in the month.

Stewart was arrested today (Friday). Investigators have seized more than $30,000 cash from Stewart, $800 of which was recorded "buy money." Stewart told the Drug Task Force the marijuana seized from Bigot earlier this week was from a ten pound shipment from the Orlando area for which he paid more than $10,000 last December.


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420