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Local military member pleads guilty in international cocaine importation conspiracy

Local military member pleads guilty in international cocaine importation conspiracy

Daniel J. Gould, 36, of Crestview, pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking conspiracy counts involving 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Operation Pay Dirt seizes $7 million in drugs, guns

Operation Pay Dirt seizes $7 million in drugs, guns

Nearly $7 million worth of “poison” is off the street thanks to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s bust of the largest heroin/fentanyl distribution organization in county history. The sheriff’s office also arrested 15 individuals, including convicted felons, in relation to the investigation referred to as Operation Pay Dirt the sheriff’s office announced May 30 during a […]

Man dies after allegedly ingesting cocaine

Man dies after allegedly ingesting cocaine

A Santa Rosa County Jail inmate died Tuesday after allegedly swallowing drugs during a traffic stop. His death is currently under investigation. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office press release, the unnamed man was stopped Monday night for a traffic related incident in Milton. During the traffic stop, the deputy observed the adult […]

Joint narcotics sting nets 17 arrests

Joint narcotics sting nets 17 arrests

A two-year joint narcotics operation dubbed “Operation Cagney & Lazer” in south Okaloosa County has nabbed at least 17 individuals and additional arrests are pending.  One of the 17 arrested was a Navarre man, 54-year-old Eugene Klamer of Paloma Street.  He has been charged with conspiracy to possess a controlled substance (cocaine) and illegal use […]

Additional drug-enforcement funding for county

Additional drug-enforcement funding for county

The I-10 corridor flows through Santa Rosa County, and unfortunately, that means illegal drugs may as well. The proximity of the corridor and other criteria led to Santa Rosa County being added to the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program. There are 32 such programs across the United States, including Hawaii, and in […]

Lindsay enters ‘not guilty’ plea

Lindsay enters ‘not guilty’ plea

Christopher Lindsay, the man accused of murdering Gulf Breeze resident Lorie Musil on Nov. 20, entered a written plea of ‘not guilty’ at his arraignment Monday, Jan. 11. Musil’s body was discovered by a Gulf Breeze police sergeant Nov. 23 on the rocks next to the marina where Lindsay’s boat was docked behind the Bridge […]

Lindsay held on murder charges

Lindsay held on murder charges

Just days after his release on drug charges from a traffic stop, Christopher Alexander Lindsay is being held on a $3million bond and is charged with murder. On Nov. 15, Lindsay was pulled over on a traffic stop for an expired tag during which a Gulf Breeze police officer discovered a variety of drugs and […]

Heroin, cocaine and meth seized in Milton

Heroin, cocaine and meth seized in Milton

According to a press release from the Santa Rosa County Sherriff’s office, a 2 month investigation stemming from narcotics intelligence received from multiple sources resulted in a search warrant being served at 6 a.m. this morning. Detectives with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant along with the SWAT team. As a result, […]

Police: Man charged for imitation cocaine

Police: Man charged for imitation cocaine

  Edgar Newton Doubleday, 19, of the 6900 block of Jasper Street in Navarre, was arrested June 4 on multiple charges, including a third-degree felony count of manufacturing, distributing or selling imitation drugs after witnesses said he mixed BC Powder and Anbesol to sell as “cocaine.” According to the report, Gulf Breeze Police came upon […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 30

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 30

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. $5,000 reward offered in shooting of Florida panther Federal wildlife officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a Florida panther. Motorists found the adult panther’s carcass alongside a Collier County […]

21 kilos of cocaine washed ashore in Destin

21 kilos of cocaine washed ashore in Destin

Okaloosa County Beach Safety personnel found a large bale of cocaine in the surf behind a Destin condominium complex on the Gulf Sunday at around 11:30 a.m. Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said 21 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $600,000 washed ashore. The cocaine was packaged into bricks and labeled […]

Over $120,000 in cash recovered in Pensacola drug bust

Over $120,000 in cash recovered in Pensacola drug bust

 A man was arrested in Pensacola Thursday morning after an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Narcotics Unit located cocaine, marijuana, two weapons and approximately $123,713 in cash. Antonio Blackwell, 39,  was located in a residence on Marlane Drive after officers served a search warrant. According to the news release, cocaine was on Blackwell’s arms and legs. Cocaine […]