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June 30, 2004

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Eight Destin residents have been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Okaloosa County Multi Agency Drug Task Force, The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Six individuals were taken into custody last night (Tuesday night) and today (Wednesday) on Federal warrants for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute:

Peter Adrian Bennett, age 32 (11-2-1971), of 95 Tarpon Street; Elliot Neil Grant, age 29 (8-6-1974), of 813 Main Street; Harding J. Juneau, Jr., age 48 (8-1-1955), of 709 Heron Lane; Michael Joseph Juneau, age 26 (8-27-1977), of 169 Lola Circle; Robert Calvin McPherson, Jr., age 37 (3-8-1967), of 708 Main Street; and David Scott "Rusty" Sasenick, age 29, of 102 Calhoun Avenue.

In addition, two arrests were made at 813 Main Street Tuesday evening when officers arrived to serve Grant's arrest warrant. Grant 's mother, Elizabeth Lee Gabriel, age 50 (12-9-1953) was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia. A friend, Kristine Ann Mara, age 36 (9-30-1967), of 4042 Indian Trail, who arrived at the residence later in the evening as officers were executing a Search Warrant, was charged with the misdemeanor of resisting an Officer without Violence.

Bennett, McPherson, and Sasenick were previously arrested on separate charges on June 9, when search warrants were served at five Destin residences as part of the same investigation. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.


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

(850) 651-7420

Robert Calvin McPherson

David Scott "Rusty" Sasenick

Elliot Neal Grant

Harding J. Juneau, Jr.

Kristine Ann Mara

Elizabeth Lee Gabriel

Peter Adrian Bennett

Michael Joseph Juneau