Suspected drug dealer bust in Franklin County; 10 arrested

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Franklin County Sheriff is proving the meth epidemic doesn't have a home here.

Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies are combating the meth epidemic and went from homes in Apalachicola to Eastpoint arresting suspected drug dealers.(WJHG)

Wednesday, deputies made surprise visits to homes from Apalachicola to Eastpoint, catching suspected drug dealers who have warrants out for their arrests.

They also found more suspected criminals along way.

See below for the names and charges.

But Franklin County Sheriff AJ Smith says these arrests are the first of many to come in an effort to keep drugs off the streets.

“This is the first part of ‘we don’t meth around," Sheriff Smith said.

Just from this bust, Sheriff Smith says as many as ten drug dealers are now behind bars.

“These are not first time offenders, they’ve been through the system before and they haven’t learned their lesson so we’re hopefully gonna get back and get them put away for a long time so our communities don’t have to be suffering with the death that these people are selling," Sheriff Smith said.

And bring new life to these neighborhoods by eliminating meth and other drugs, one house at a time.

Arrested:
Robert New, possession of paraphernalia
Gary Barineau, possession of paraphernalia, Strops, violation of sex offender restrictions
Mark Williams, sale of methamphetamine
Revel Dean, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of a church
Josephine Givans, sale of methamphetamine
Christopher Buzbee, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of a church
Shelton Hutchins, Trafficking Methamphetamine
Kayla Osburn, sale of methamphetamine, also possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia
Christian Page, sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of church, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia
Larry Cummings, sale of methamphetamine and cocaine
One juvenile arrest for sale of methamphetamine

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