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Narcotics Unit busts meth, heroin in Milton

Narcotics Unit busts meth, heroin in Milton

Narcotics officers with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office recovered heroin, meth and oxycodone at a home in Milton April 23 during a search on Cherub Circle. One of the residences of the home, Jennifer Holly Campbell, was arrested on drug trafficking charges. According to arrest reports, the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at Campbell’s […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP’S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president’s first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand. 2. HOUSE COMMITTEES PRESS FOR MUELLER REPORT Trump says the release of Russia investigation findings “wouldn’t bother me […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MUELLER’S REPORT COMPLETED, DEBATE CONTINUES The stage is set for new rounds of political and legal fighting after the special counsel did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. 2. TRUMP’S LEGAL WOES MAY BE FAR FROM OVER Federal and state investigators in New […]

Sheriff: ‘Santa Rosa marijuana sellers targeting children’

Sheriff: ‘Santa Rosa marijuana sellers targeting children’

Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies seized pounds of marijuana and hundreds of marijuana products in a trio of drug busts. Sheriff Bob Johnson said these cases are particularly concerning because the sales appeared to focus on children. “A lot of things are being made in Santa Rosa County and sold in Santa Rosa County to […]

Navarre traffic stop leads to drugs, deportation

Navarre traffic stop leads to drugs, deportation

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies made a busted three individuals accused of drug trafficking in a stolen vehicle in Navarre early Tuesday morning. The arrest occurred around 2 a.m. on Reagan Street. Deputies were called to the area on reports of loud music and noise Sheriff Bob Johnson said in press conference. They observed a […]

Second man convicted in Navarre shooting

Second man convicted in Navarre shooting

A Santa Rosa County jury convicted Cody James Gomez Feb. 29 of an attempted murder that occurred in Navarre in 2017. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office, Gomez was found guilty of principal to attempted second degree murder with a firearm and principal to attempted armed robbery with a firearm. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. 2. DEMOCRATS […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO COULD TELL HER STORY ABOUT TOP COURT CANDIDATE Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. 2. CAROLINAS STRUGGLE WITH HUGE STORM’S AFTERMATH The trillions of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MOON SAYS KIM WANTS SUMMIT WITH TRUMP South Korea’s president says that the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks, and that Kim wants to have a second summit with Trump as soon as possible. 2. WHAT GOP IS WARNING That time is running out […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MONSTROUS HURRICANE AIMING FOR US SEABOARD More than a million people are predicted to evacuate coastal areas of the Carolinas and Virginia as the Category 4 storm could be the most catastrophic to hit the region in decades. 2. HOW US IS MARKING 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘WE DID SEE HIM WITH TWO HANDS ON A GUN’ Two witnesses to a deadly shooting during an online video game tournament in Florida say they saw the back of suspected gunman David Katz as they fled for their lives. 2. WHERE MCCAIN WILL BE LAID TO REST A private burial service next weekend […]

Driver sentenced in fatal Pace crash

Driver sentenced in fatal Pace crash

The driver in a fatal 2017 auto accident in Pace was sentenced July 24 to 17 years in prison. Pensacola resident Seth William Rubert, 20, faced multiple charges for reckless driving and drugs possession in connection with the incident in which he allegedly ran a red light at 92 miles per hour. Pace resident William Stewart, 65, […]

Gaetz sponsors bill to expand medical marijuana research

Gaetz sponsors bill to expand medical marijuana research

In an effort to expand federal research into medical marijuana, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has proposed legislation to promote and protect that research. The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5634) was introduced April 26 and taken up by the House Judiciary Committee. Co-sponsoring Gaetz’s bill are 30 other Congress members from states across […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO SECRETLY MET WITH KIM JONG UN CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea, sources tell AP, a highly unusual visit as Washington and Pyongyang prepare for a first-ever summit after six decades of hostilities. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PAUL RYAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the House Speaker injects another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. 2. TRUMP PROMISES MILITARY STRIKE Defying Russian warnings, the president says missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO’S GETTING THEIR MARCHING ORDERS Trump and border-state governors work to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. 2. ‘THE TASK IS UNFINISHED’ With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands march and sing civil rights songs to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP SET TO CLEAR RELEASE OF CLASSIFIED MEMO White House officials say the move will come despite the strong objections of Trump’s own Justice Department to the release of classified material on the Russia investigation. 2. YOUNG SUSPECT IN LA SCHOOL SHOOTING A girl believed to be 12 years old is under arrest after […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRIES TO MAKE NICE WITH TRUMP Ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was quoted questioning the president’s competence in the new book “Fire and Fury,” backtracks and calls Trump “completely fit.” 2. 32 MISSING AS SHIPS COLLIDE OFF CHINA’S COAST A search is underway after an Iranian oil tanker collides with a freighter […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PRESIDENT TOUTS GLOBAL WARMING IN FACE OF COLD SPELL President Trump says the East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. 2. WHO NEEDS HELP AS COLD WEATHER PERSISTS As a deep freeze […]

Man allegedly beats, handcuffs 90 year old

Man allegedly beats, handcuffs 90 year old

Elder abuse, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a felon are just a few charges facing a  man who allegedly beat a 90-year-old man of Navarre while trying to rob him then handcuffed him. Dennis Shibler, 37, faces multiple felony charges from the incident after he drove himself to the Santa Rosa County […]

Local narcotics trafficker arrested in Navarre

Local narcotics trafficker arrested in Navarre

Parks car with drugs in plain view of deputies Just after 10 p.m., Nov. 15, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a robbery at the 3000 block of Barlow Road in Navarre. Deputies arrived on scene and could not locate the suspect, described as a black male 6 […]

Pounds of drugs, guns seized in Milton bust

Pounds of drugs, guns seized in Milton bust

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies seized more than $87,000 worth of drugs, cash and weapons Friday morning from a home in Milton and arrested a man according to a sheriff’s office press release. Antonio Dewayne Davis was taken into custody following a more than 8 months long investigation into the alleged sale of illicit drugs from […]

Navarre man arrested for attempted murder

Navarre man arrested for attempted murder

Cody James Gomez of Villa Court in Navarre was arrested Sept. 7 for his role in a March 23 shooting on Shoreview Court off East Bay Boulevard. According to the arrest affidavit issued by the State Attorney’s Office, March 23 Gomez and his accomplice Jonalbert Vidal went to the victim’s home around noon to buy […]

Gulf Breeze nears medical marijuana sales ban

Gulf Breeze nears medical marijuana sales ban

The impending City of Gulf Breeze ordinance that prohibits medical marijuana sales outlets within the municipality’s borders leaves no room for misinterpretation—starting with its first words: “Ban imposed.” Written by the city’s paid staff at the direction of the elected City Council, the new law is tentatively slated to go into effect in mid-to-late August […]

Deputies seize 130 grams of methamphetamine in arrest

Deputies seize 130 grams of methamphetamine in arrest

In an arrest at the Days Inn and Suites on Navarre Parkway, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies seized 130.5 grams of methamphetamine, eight 0.25 mg Xanax tablets, 0.3 grams of marijuana, 0.3 grams of heroin and what appeared to be psychedelic mushrooms. The arrest report indicates the driver, later identified as Edward McElligott of Georgia, was […]

Meth trafficker gets 10 years

Meth trafficker gets 10 years

Drug trafficking and possession has landed a Milton man in prison for 10 years. The sentence for Jeffrey Ryan Nolley was handed down Wednesday following a March conviction of trafficking in methamphetamine greater than 28 grams, unlawful possession of a listed chemical, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia according […]

The 411 on 420

The 411 on 420

“420” has long been associated with marijuana. For years April 20 has been a sort of unofficial holiday, Weed Day, for smoking the illegal substance around the globe. The term “420” has become a universal code for pot smoking, possession and being high. Read the full article in the April 20 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Meth, heroin the drug of choice for Santa Rosa

Meth, heroin the drug of choice for Santa Rosa

In Santa Rosa County, the flavor of the month is crystal methamphetamine. Narcotics officers here face an ever-changing industry of illegally trafficked drugs; shifting preferences by the addicts who use it; and a litany of other crimes all revolving around those controlled substances. The Dec. 8 issue of Navarre Press has a compilation of articles […]

Cox sentenced to 25 years

Cox sentenced to 25 years

The State Attorney’s Office of William Eddins for the First Judicial Court announced that Christopher Lee Cox was sentenced to 25 years in state prison with a 15-year minimum mandatory sentence and fined $250,000.  Cox was convicted by a Santa Rosa County jury on March 9 for trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. […]