NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2007
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


Linda Debra Arthur

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics search warrant at 75 Schooner Rd. in Shalimar Friday morning. It was executed after law enforcement made controlled purchases of cocaine and marijuana from the residence.

     27-year old Linda Debra Arthur is charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, felony possession of marijuana and child neglect without great bodily harm.

    The Department of Children and Families was brought into the investigation due to illegal narcotics being on a countertop within easy reach of young children. Children were also present when narcotics sales took place. 

     Additional charges are pending in this case.