Four people from Miami area arrested on drug charges in Callaway

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

The abuse of prescription pain pills continues to run rampant in our state. As Bay County Sheriff's Investigators continue to fight the problem, they arrest four more people from Miami Saturday.

A week long undercover investigation led to the arrest of four people and a large amount of Oxycodone pills. Deputies served a search warrant at a motel in Callaway Saturday.

They found more than 1,300 pills and a small amount of heroin and cocaine. The four suspects are facing drug-related charged including trafficking in Oxycodone, which carries a possible 25-year prison sentence.

The sheriff's office will continue to work with the Miami Regional Drug Enforcement strike force to try and find out who helped supply the drug-dealers with the pills.

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  • by George Location: PC on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:48 PM
    Looking at the photo now I can asure you that was not the pills from that day.
  • by George Location: PC on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    Well beachmonster, got news for you, ridilin, contains amphetamine, so all that has to be done is to refile the charges, the charge for trafficking ridilin is the same as if it were methamphetamine. So know what you speak of before you speak it.
  • by Chris Location: Panama city on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:17 PM
    The pill problem in this area is only going to continue getting worse!! What options do people who are addicted have? Unless you have suffered through this addiction there is no need to comment on that because you have NO IDEA what its like. Until we get some methadone clinics or free suboxone clinics in this area nothing is going to change. But this overrated sheriff we wont allow it my company has tried. He can't make as many arrest that way. If he was more concerned about peoples well being he wouldnt have made the threats to arrest our employees when they were there just to try to get the approval to open a clinic
  • by dan Location: pcb on Aug 1, 2011 at 02:55 PM
    the news uses just random pictures of the pills not the actual pills fyi
  • by RU4Real on Aug 1, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    Actually, the original story did say 23rd Street; it appears WJHG caught and corrected the error. I almost posted the same comment when the story was first posted but figured they'd catch and correct it, so chose not to do so.
  • by ithink they are doing a good job Location: panama on Jul 31, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    if the people that left the last 2 comments were did you read 23rd st it read a motel in callaway, they are doing a good job getting drugs out of our county and if you no what the pills look like you must be taking them your self, drugs are for fools that do not want nothing out of life WHAT IF YOUR CHILD WAS DOING THEM OR SELLING THEM
  • by DR G Location: Callaway on Jul 31, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    What part of 23rd street is in Callaway, Does Callaway have a 23rd street?
  • by beachmonster Location: bay county on Jul 31, 2011 at 05:24 AM
    Stay on your toes,for the pictures of the pills u show are actually ritalin and not oxycontin,meaning if your charges when it comes court time states they were possessing oxycontin,and the evidence is ritalin instead,they will have just beat the charges on a technical loop hole,of course the cocaine and heroin part of these chARGES will still stand providing the charges filed on them that the evidence is actually cocaine and heroin and not something else.
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