Two Big Drug Busts in Area Counties

Deputies with the Special Investigations Division of the Bay County Sheriff's Office have made quite a haul.

The drug team arrested 28-year-old Jimmy Lee Warren, Jr. after searching his home at 6330 Omoko Street in Callaway.

They say they found hydroponically grown marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Also confiscated was more than $18,000 in cash and a Dodge pick-up truck.

Warren has been booked into the Bay County Jail in Panama City and faces several drug charges.

Meanwhile, two Miami men are arrested in Okaloosa County for trying to sell a half-kilo of cocaine.

Thirty-seven-year-old Steven Michael Sachs and 41-year-old Armando "Juan" Alvarez are each being held on $500,000 bond on drug possession and trafficking charges.

The Okaloosa Multi-Agency Drug Task Force says the pair was arrested at a Niceville convenience store after trying to deliver drugs to an undercover informant.

The arrests wrap up an investigation that began 10 months ago when Sachs and Alvarez allegedly struck the half-kilo deal in exchange for $14,000.