‘This drug house closed for business,’ Okeechobee sheriff’s office says after bust


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office “closed down” a drug house Tuesday morning, and marked the bust with a sign in the front yard.

According to the sheriff’s office, the narcotics task force, the SRT team and agents from the FDLE and DEA served a narcotics search warrant at a home on Northeast 16 Avenue.

Authorities found marijuana, crack cocaine, an unknown substance packaged for re-sale, loaded magazines, drug paraphernalia and $3,300 in cash in the home.

Six people were arrested and face multiple charges.

The sheriff said officials have been executing search warrants on the house “for over thirty years.”

“We will continue to do so as long as the residents continue to sell illegal narcotics. The people of this Community don’t deserve it nor will we allow it,” the sheriff said.

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