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June 14, 2004

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The execution of a Search Warrant this afternoon (Monday afternoon) in southwest Okaloosa County has resulted in a drug trafficking arrest and the seizure of almost one kilogram of cocaine.

Arrested at his residence of 7 Ranger Road, Mary Esther, was Shane Dewayne Barker, age 23 (7-22-1980), charged with Trafficking in Cocaine.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), assisted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, seized approximately $18,000 worth of cocaine in powder form, packaged for re-sale, at Barker's home. A firearm and items of drug-related paraphernalia were also discovered and seized.

The Escambia and Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Offices assisted in the investigation that led to the Search Warrant.


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

(850) 651-7420