OCSO Narcotics Unit Shuts Down Suspected Drug House

A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with maintaining a drug house, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Forty-five-year-old Thomas Cottrell of 510 Union Street, Lot 7 in Country Breeze Mobile Home Park was arrested after the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, other deputies, and Posse Members executed a search warrant at the home.

The search warrant was obtained after neighborhood complaints of drug activity and prostitution around that location.

Three others were arrested for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A fifth person was picked up on several outstanding arrest warrants. A sixth arrest was made when a suspect approached and tried to buy crack cocaine from the location while officers were still on the scene.

There are multiple ways to submit a tip to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. You can call 651-7400 (South County) or 689-5705 (North County). You can also log on to www.sheriff-okaloosa.org and use the anonymous tip link or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS or www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com.