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Freeport Man Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking Fentanyl in Niceville Area

A Freeport man faces significant prison time after Okaloosa County Law Enforcement say they found him with trafficking amounts of fentanyl at a traffic stop.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies say they busted a Freeport Man with a cornucopia of drugs after they smelled weed coming from his car.ย 

A sheriff’s deputy pulled overย Antonio Carlton Tyusย at the CVS Pharmacy as he passed through Bluewater Bay on Saturday, March 9th, after allegedly failing to stop for a stop sign.ย 

The deputy who arrested Tyus removed him from the car and searched the vehicle for anything illegal. He came up with several illicit substances – including eight grams that field-tested positive for fentanyl, a container with a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, and two smoking devices with marijuana residue.ย 

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Tyus said he did not know to whom the black vial and blue container belonged.ย ย 

Having more than four grams of fentanyl is classified by Florida Law as trafficking. Suspects found guilty of trafficking in heroinย can get between three and twenty-five years in prison.ย 

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