Man facing trafficking charges after drug seizure at two Fort Walton Beach apartments

Sierra Rains
Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — A 36-year-old man was arrested Monday after Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies allegedly found large amounts of cocaine and heroin, as well as a stolen firearm at two apartments he was renting. 

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Travaess Mclemore of Fort Walton Beach has been charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, trafficking in cocaine, and trafficking in heroin, according to a OCSO press release. 

Travaess Mclemore

Two narcotics search warrants were executed at units in a complex located on Pelham Road on Monday after several neighbors reported suspected narcotics activity, the OCSO said.

Deputies reportedly discovered 97 grams of cocaine and 58 grams of heroin inside a safe under Mclemore’s bed in the first unit. 

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Deputies then located a stolen revolver in the kitchen while searching the second unit, according to a report.

Mclemore would come and go from the second unit, but often went there to "gamble and play video games with friends," the report said. 

Drugs seized during two narcotics search warrants at two Pelham Road apartments Monday. Okaloosa County deputies reportedly recovered 97 grams of cocaine and 58 grams of heroin.

During an interview, Mclemore allegedly admitted to selling marijuana, “pills” and “middle manning” other narcotic sales such as pounds of methamphetamine. 

Mclemore reportedly told deputies he had access to firearms because of recent violence in the area, and said he knew the gun was in the kitchen. According to the report, Mclemore alleged that the items belonged to his brother and cousin. 

Residents who suspect drug activity in their neighborhood can contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-609-2000 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-853-TIPS, or through the P3 Tips Mobile app.