Panama City, FL –
HOLMES COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) – Holmes County Sheriff’s Deputies served numerous arrest warrants over the weekend.
Sheriff John Tate said he served 10 warrants on charges ranging from possession to sale of methamphetamine.
“We still have some kind of drug investigation going on. Basically what we do is take periods of time and go out and do undercover shopping from individuals all over the county, ”Tate said.
After a few months of collecting information, Tate said he planned what they called a “drug roundup”.
It’s a coordinated operation where MPs arrest suspects around the same time.
“Once we round up and once we’ve done business, it leads to more investigations. So we are working on other investigations right now that involve human trafficking and the sale of methamphetamine in our community, ”Tate said.
A few years ago Tate worked in the narcotics unit.
He said that at that time methamphetamine was selling for $ 1,200 an ounce and was not as much of a problem.
Now he’s selling it for $ 300 an ounce.
“It has become more common due to the opening of the borders, drugs crossing the border as they are. This has brought down the prices of methamphetamine dramatically; thus allowing people to buy more at a lower price, ”Tate said.
In July, Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison and Franklin County Sheriff AJ Smith both said they were also seeing an increase in methamphetamine trafficking and blamed the situation along the border Mexican to increased drug-related activity.
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