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Man charged with heroin trafficking while free on bond for same change

Special to Gannett

FORT WALTON BEACH — A man out of jail on bond after being arrested last July for trafficking heroin has been arrested again on the same charge and more.

The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force took 45-year-old Thomas Obregon of Fort Walton Beach into custody at a store on Robinwood Drive on Nov. 13, according to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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Obregon was wanted on warrants for battery, fleeing and eluding and driving with a suspended license.

Obregon

While at the store, an OCSO K-9 alerted on Obregon’s car and a probable cause search turned up 14 grams of heroin, according to the release.

Obregon had been arrested July 30 for trafficking in heroin and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. He was out on bond for those charges.

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New charges of trafficking in heroin and driving with a suspended license, (third or subsequent conviction) have been added to his list of felonies, OCSO reported.

The Multi-Agency Drug Task Force is a partnership between the OCSO, Crestview Police Department and Fort Walton Beach Police Department that focuses on illegal narcotics activities.