Murder for Hire Plot Busted

A DeFuniak Springs man is behind bars Tuesday on charges he tried to have a police officer killed.

Investigators tell NewsChannel Seven 21-year-old Clifton Patrick tried to hire someone to kill a DeFuniak Springs narcotics officer.

The reason? According to DeFuniak Springs Police Chief Mike Adkinson, Patrick said it was because the narcotics officer was interfering with business.

Right now, Patrick's behind bars in the Walton County Jail.

He was picked up by Walton County deputies on an outsanding drug warrant just this past Friday.