Two face federal charges after seizure of 10 pounds of meth in Walton County

Sam Jones Jr., 51, of Defuniak Springs and Alberto Leiba, 38, of California were arrested, charged, and are currently in federal custody. (Walton County Sheriff's Office)

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Methamphetamine bound for distribution in Defuniak Springs has been taken off of the streets as two men now face federal drug trafficking charges.

According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, a recent investigation ran by its VICE/Narcotics Unit led to a search warrant at a residence on Bay Avenue in Defuniak Springs. The warrant was executed by a SWAT team Wednesday night.

Ten pounds of meth bound for distribution in the Defuniak Springs area was confiscated with a street value of about $70,000.

Sam Jones Jr., 51, of Defuniak Springs and Alberto Leiba, 38, of California were arrested, charged, and are currently in federal custody.

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