Sheriff makes narcotics arrest in Navarre

NAVARRE, Fla. (WKRG) - On March 2nd at approximately 9:00 pm, Sheriff Bob Johnson was working an evening patrol shift when he observed a vehicle with several violations traveling eastbound on Hwy 98 in Navarre. Sheriff Johnson conducted a traffic stop with his unmarked cruiser at the intersection of Hwy 98 and Fox Den Drive.

The driver was identified via passport as Sunsiarae Swatzel, a 47 year old female from Fort Walton Beach. In addition to having no proof of registration or insurance, Swatzel also had an obstructed tag as well as a broken tag light.

Sheriff Johnson believed there were indicators of other activity and called for a K-9 unit to respond. Shortly after, K-9 Zeus arrived and alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. After a search of the vehicle, the following illegal items were located inside the vehicle:

· 4 Bags of Methamphetamines

· 4 Xanex pills

· 1 Alprazolam

· .8g Heroin

· 5g Marijuana

· 1 syrings with unknown clear liquid

· Powder substance –possibly Fentanyl​​​​​​​

All of the recovered narcotics were located inside the suspect’s purse. Swetzel was arrested by Sheriff Johnson and transported to the Santa Rosa County Jail. She was also issued 2 traffic citations. Swatzel was given a $40,500.00 bond

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Northwest Florida