NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force is continuing its efforts to combat drug dealing in the Corvet Street area and is grateful to citizens who've been using the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers tip line to assist them.

     The most recent arrest is of 22-year old Deshaun "D" Roosevelt Frazier of 404-B Corvet Street. Frazier was stopped for aggressive driving Monday around noon at Racetrack Road and Don Drive.  A walk-around of his vehicle by Sgt. Bob Dudley and K-9 "Ruger" indicated an odor of narcotics from inside the car. A search turned up residue amounts of crack cocaine.

    The Okaloosa Drug Task Force then obtained a search warrant for Frazier's residence. Inside a locked bedroom holding documents and pictures of Frazier they found a digital scale, a metal spoon with residue and other drug paraphernalia. Investigators also found 23 grams of cocaine in a dresser, along with baggies commonly used for redistribution. In addition, a large amount of cash was located hidden in the bedroom.

     The defendant's residence is located within 1000 feet of a child care facility at 415 Verb Street.

      Frazier is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a daycare, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

      Investigators say in recent days Frazier's residence has been the subject of numerous tips to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers. The program pays cash rewards of up to one-thousand dollars for information that helps lead to an arrest, and you never have to give your name. The tip hotline number is 1-850-863-TIPS.