narcotics

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 […]

Dealer held responsible for overdose death

Dealer held responsible for overdose death

For the first time in Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office history, a drug dealer was charged and convicted for having a role in the death of someone who overdosed on heroin. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley is calling the case a victory. Read the full article in the July 5 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

Sheriff makes drug arrest

Sheriff makes drug arrest

It’s rarely good news when you get pulled over by a deputy, but getting pulled over by the Sheriff himself is surely worse. And that is what happened March 2 at approximately 9 p.m. in Navarre. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

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 […]

Two men arrested in RV robbery

Two men arrested in RV robbery

Two men were allegedly caught in the act of robbing an RV in Navarre of thousands of dollars of property. Matthew Aaron Crawford Lynch and Walter William Blakeman face charges related to an attempted robbery Tuesday morning. According to the arrest report for Lynch, the victim returned home to discover the door of his RV at […]

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 […]

Drugs are no joke

Drugs are no joke

It can happen to any family, any race, any socio-economic level – no one is immune. Drug addiction destroys lives. “Just SAY NO!” “This is your brain on drugs…” Efforts have been made for decades to educate the public about the downfalls of using and abusing mind-altering substances.  These slogans, while well-meaning, may not say […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man dressed as clown steals narcotics

Man dressed as clown steals narcotics

On Oct. 28, Pensacola Police Department officers were dispatched to Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola in response to a report of a burglary in which narcotics were stolen. The report states the narcotics were reported missing at 8:45 a.m. and had last been seen at 6:55 p.m., the previous evening. The narcotics had been removed […]

Employee charged after pills go missing

Employee charged after pills go missing

A Navarre woman employed at Walgreens, 8220 Navarre Parkway, is facing a felony charge after police said she stole narcotics from the store’s pharmacy. Leslie C. Morehouse, 54, of the 2200 block of Panhandle Trail, was arrested Sunday on a charge of grand theft of a controlled substance after she was accused of taking just […]

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, […]

Traffic stop nets 3 on narcotics charges

Traffic stop nets 3 on narcotics charges

Three Santa Rosa County residents, including one from Gulf Breeze, face narcotics charges after being arrested following a routine traffic stop. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Amity Rogers from Gulf Breeze, 36-year-old Marcail Hudson from Milton and 37-year-old Antoine Goldsmith from Pace were arrested during the early morning hours of Aug. […]