Methamphetamine

Navarre man arrested for meth trafficking

Navarre man arrested for meth trafficking

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Navarre man for approximately 59 grams of methamphetamine Aug. 8 in a traffic stop on Highway 87. According to the arrest report, deputies stopped a truck after the driver allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection of 87 and Bay River Road. Marcus David Singleterry, 34, was […]

Mailing drugs and cell phones to jail

Mailing drugs and cell phones to jail

A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy busted an alleged attempt to smuggle drugs and contraband into Century Correctional Institute in April. Sheriff Bob Johnson explained an officer made a traffic stop in Jay, April 30, after seeing a vehicle drive behind the post office and shut off its lights at about 10 p.m. Read the […]

Sheriff announces new drug unit

Sheriff announces new drug unit

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson revealed the details of two drug arrests over the weekend in Navarre and the creation of a new narcotics unit during a press conference on Monday. Amy Tomlinson of Gulf Breeze and Sheldon Hutchins of Navarre, former 2012-13 Holley Navarre Water System board member, are both being charged with […]

Officer draws gun during traffic stop

Officer draws gun during traffic stop

A man arrested in Gulf Breeze on March 1 faces charges of drug possession and driving with an expired license. Douglas Leon Craig, 64, of Fort Walton Beach, was stopped by Gulf Breeze police while traveling west on Hwy 98 on the morning of March 1. Read the full article in the March 7 issue […]

Milton woman arrested for armed robbery

Milton woman arrested for armed robbery

A Milton woman has been arrested for orchestrating armed robbery of a man in Milton Feb. 9. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office report, Samantha Scarcella, 18, allegedly asked the victim to bring her money for narcotics and he was then shot by one of her accomplices. Read the full article in the […]

Milton man sentenced 15 years on drug charges

Milton man sentenced 15 years on drug charges

Rodney Eugene Davis, 42, of Milton was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Driving While License Suspended pursuant to Habitual Offender and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. According to a statement issued by the […]

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

A minor traffic stop for a broken brake light in Milton led to the arrest of a Pensacola man on felony drug trafficking charges. According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office reports, a deputy pulled over a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Tuesday at around 11 p.m. after observing that the vehicle’s brake light was not working. […]

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 […]

Man gets 30 years for ramming cop car, other felonies

Man gets 30 years for ramming cop car, other felonies

After fleeing from police and driving his vehicle into a patrol car a Navarre man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in state prison. Christopher Delaine Bryant, 29, of Navarre was sentenced as a prison releasee reoffender and habitual felony offender by Circuit Judge David Rimmer following an incident that occurred in 2016. On June […]

Santana arrested in Texas

Santana arrested in Texas

Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office SWAT, Narcotics Unit and Major Crimes Detectives executed a judge-signed search warrant at 3286 Hwy. 87 in Holley. According to The Republic, a newspaper in Columbus, Indiana, the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics enforcement team simultaneously served a related warrant at an address in Columbus. […]

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 […]

Jones sentenced to 33 years

Jones sentenced to 33 years

Monica Nicole-Gonzalez Jones was sentenced by Circuit Judge Ross Goodman to a total of 33 years in state prison.  Twenty-eight years of that sentence must be served as a minimum mandatory sentence.  Jones will be required to serve 28 years day for day with no gain time. Judge Goodman also ordered Jones to pay a […]

Parents sentenced for toddler drinking drain cleaner

Parents sentenced for toddler drinking drain cleaner

The State Attorney’s Office announced that Amber Nicole Cooley, 24, and Kyle Joseph Cooley, 27, were sentenced on Aug. 11 and 12 to 10 years in state prison for charges that arose when a 3- year-old child ingested ingredients used by the couple to manufacture methamphetamine in their home.  The 10-year sentence is a minimum […]

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 […]

Parents stored acid in sippy cup

Parents stored acid in sippy cup

  Parents arrested after toddlers poisoned Kyle and Amber Cooley in Milton were arrested on Dec. 10 on charges of felony child neglect and possession and production of drugs and drug equipment stemming from a 911 call Amber Cooley made on Dec. 9. Emergency personnel including the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Child poisoned in Milton

UPDATE:  Child poisoned in Milton

UPDATE:  Two people have been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges on this case.  Amber Nicole Cooley, age 24 of Fleetwood Drive, Milton and Kyle Joseph Cooley, age 27 of Fleetwood Drive, Milton are charged with child neglect with great bodily harm, manufacture of meth while child present, possession of a controlled substance without […]

Deputies’ good deed leads to arrest

Deputies’ good deed leads to arrest

On Nov. 16 two deputies stopped to help a truck disabled in the front of Circle K on Navarre Parkway. But according to an arrest report, that’s when the truck owner’s luck went from bad to worse. Klaus Hofmann produced his driver’s license to deputies upon request told them his privileges were suspended. He consented […]

Expired tag leads to drug charges

Expired tag leads to drug charges

Christopher Alexander Lindsay of Navarre was stopped by Gulf Breeze Police for an expired tag on Sunday, Nov. 15. The police report filed says that when the officer asked for Lindsay’s driver license, he said he didn’t have it. Through a system check, the officer discovered that Lindsay’s license was revoked for 60 months in […]

Police issue alert for three missing Navarre siblings

Police issue alert for three missing Navarre siblings

Police have issued a missing/endangered child alert for three Navarre siblings believed to be with their biological father who police have reason to believe is high on methamphetamine. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, (OCSO) deputies said a custodial family member gave the father, Courtney William Howell, permission to spend the holidays with Arrianna, 6, Keondre, […]

Gulf Breeze search warrant turns up meth

Gulf Breeze search warrant turns up meth

Three people, including one Navarre man, are facing drug charges following an investigation by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Police executed a search warrant Dec. 5 at 1900 Diplomat St., Gulf Breeze, where deputies found 6.7 grams of methamphetamine in addition to other drugs. Miranda Lee Harris-Foster, 25, of 1900 Diplomat St.; Thomas Edward Lanier, […]