A joint undercover investigation launched by Okaloosa County’s Multi-Agency Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration has led to the arrest and successful prosecution of three local individuals on federal drug charges.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office spearheaded the effort in the U.S. Federal Court, Northern District of Florida
34-year old Jabari “Rico” or “Rent-A-Car Rico” Williams, 25-year old Stephen Shane Styles, and 23-year old Brittany Alma Fayard all pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine in excess of five kilograms.
Williams was sentenced to life in prison on September 27th. Styles was sentenced October 23rd to 72 months in prison followed by 36 months supervised release and a one-thousand dollar fine.
On October 19th, Fayard was sentenced to 36 months in prison followed by 36 months supervised release.
A search warrant executed at Fayard’s home on March 29th, 2006 led to the seizure of cash and approximately 500 grams of cocaine with a street value of nearly $60,000.
Okaloosa Sheriff’s Investigators had also initially charged Williams with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon when he led them on a chase on Racetrack Road March 30, 2006 and deliberately rammed a deputy’s car. The State charges were adopted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.