|Re: Narcotics Search Warrant|
|Thursday, 19 November 2009 07:47|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
Case Officer: Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
Re: Narcotics Search Warrant
On 11/17/2009 at about 9:22 PM Deputies of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and Officers of the Okeechobee City Police served a search warrant on a residence located at 4160 SE 74th Way in a rural area(known as “Red Top Dairy”) located off of Hwy 710 in Okeechobee County. While conducting the search, narcotic officers found: 251.8 grams of Marijuana, 59 unlawfully obtained prescription pills, and various drug paraphernalia. Also seized was about $2000 in cash money. It is alleged by the officers that the drugs and paraphernalia were present for the purpose of resale.
At the time of the warrant service, a 3 year old child was present in the home. Further charges are pending for child endangerment.
There were five persons arrested. They are as follows:
Sherriff May said of the arrests, “If you sell drugs in Okeechobee County, you will be caught. Last night was their turn.”
The probable cause to obtain the search warrant is privileged information and will not be released.
For any further information, please contact:
Detective Ted Van Deman, Public Information Officer
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763- 3117
(863) 763- 7157 fax