Opioids

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 […]

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

A crackdown on production of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl half a world away could be good news for drug enforcement officers on the streets of Navarre. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in a press conference April 1 that the country would be outlawing the production of all types of fentanyl. Read the full article […]

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 […]

Jail offers opioid-blocking drug to curb addiction

Jail offers opioid-blocking drug to curb addiction

For the hundreds of inmates struggling with opioid addiction, Santa Rosa County Jail is offering a solution, free of charge. The jail will cover medication-assisted treatment for a full year, even if the person doesn’t remain incarcerated for the entire 12 months. Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. CHINA TARIFF RESPONSE RAISES GLOBAL COMMERCE CONCERNS Beijing raises import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. 2. AUTHORITIES: SUV CRASH INTENTIONAL Information pulled from the vehicle’s software shows it was stopped at a pull-off area before […]

Drug offending teens get second chance

Drug offending teens get second chance

Roughly 11 percent of Santa Rosa County high schoolers have abused at least one type of prescription drug. Some have tried opioids, and others have combined pills. As the U.S. faces a mounting opioid epidemic, Santa Rosa schools, courts and treatment centers are seeing the problem strike the younger generation. Read the full article in […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. POLICE MAKE DIRECT APPEAL TO BOMBER In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Austin, Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. 2. SELF-DRIVING UBER STRIKES, KILLS PEDESTRIAN The fatality in a Phoenix suburb is the first involving a fully autonomous […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SCORES OF CASUALTIES REPORTED AFTER BOMBARDMENT Government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus killed at least 98 people, a Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say. 2. ‘THEY ARE GOING TO HEAR US OUT’ A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital to urge lawmakers to act […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. JEFF SESSIONS QUESTIONED BY MUELLER’S TEAM The attorney general’s hours-long interview comes as the special counsel investigates whether Trump possibly took steps to obstruct justice. 2. ‘IT WAS … BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG’ A 15-year-old male student opens fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school, killing two classmates and injuring […]