Drug Task Force executes warrant on Crestview man accused of dealing meth
CRESTVIEW — A 25-year old Crestview man is the latest person arrested by the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force in an effort to combat illegal narcotics.
The task force issued a search warrant on Friday at 1101 Mapoles St. in Crestview, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
The resident, Zachary Chase, ignored announcements and commands to open the door.
He was found in a back bedroom pretending to be asleep and had to be removed from his bed. Chase had glass smoking pipes and methamphetamine on him and admitted to being a local seller of methamphetamine, the release said.
Scales, plastic baggies, pills, and more were found in the home. Chase is charged with possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, resisting arrest without violence, felony violation of probation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“Drug dealers need to be aware. This vital partnership between the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Crestview Police Department and Fort Walton Beach Police Department to erode and end their operations in our county is going to continue,” said Sheriff Larry Ashley.