ESCO Arrests Dozens On Meth Charges

ESCO Arrests Dozens On Meth Charges

ESCO Arrests Dozens On Meth Charges

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PENSACOLA, Florida -

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is serious about cracking down on methamphetamine.

Since Thursday 56 people have been arrested for either selling, manufacturing or delivering meth. It's a big bust for Northwest Florida.

"We intend to vigorously prosecute these cases many of them have resulted in charges that will require a mandatory minimum of 7 years in prison," said Bill Eddins, State Attorney.

The illegal drug has become a problem county-wide, but thanks to Operation Blister Pack 2, meth is slowly being pulled from homes. More arrests could be on the way.

"We are taking a very definitive stand in Escambia County that this is not who we are, this is not who we are, so as a community we stand forward and say we're going to start eliminating certain crime and criminal elements within our community," said Sheriff David Morgan.

One by one suspects were handcuffed and hauled off to jail over the last couple of days. The Escambia County Sheriffs Department is hoping the arrest video will serve as a message to those abusing the drug.

"I will tell you that we don't have a part unfortunately in Escambia County that's not touched by drugs and drug usage, from the poorest neighborhoods to the most affluent so it is county-wide," said Sheriff Morgan.

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